Throughout 2014 and 2015, I've been shooting a feature documentary about the story of Koda Farms, a family-owned and operated rice farm in central California. The founder, Keisaburo Koda, lost the farm when he was interned during World War II, but rebuilt everything from the ground up.
Koda Farms is currently operated by Keisaburo's grandchildren, Ross and Robyn Koda. Director Masa Baba and I spent time several weeks at Koda Farms throughout the various stages of their rice harvest. We also flew to Japan to visit Keisaburo's home in Fukushima, Japan. Trailer coming soon!