CONTACT

FILMS
- The Lovers
--- Directors Statement
- Mother's Blood

IN THE WORKS

SCREENPLAYS
- Diana
- Kung Fu Granny

SCRIPT CONSULTATION

AFFILIATION

AWARDS

THE LOVERS was borne out of two main forces: my abhorrence of any form of violence against another human being and my deep connection to Japan, where I was born and raised.

Although I am not of Japanese descent, my psyche and consciousness are deeply enmeshed with the country: it is my home.††Unfortunately, the country that I love so well has yet to truly address and take responsibility for the massive suffering and destruction it caused during the war. The Japanese themselves were victims of their own war machine: 3 million dead by war's end and hundreds of thousand left stranded and starving by their own leaders.† However †many young Japanese remain disturbingly ignorant about the war, especially that of their peopleís aggressions.† To this day, the government continues to censor the truth of the nationís war past.

THE LOVERS is a story of transformation. My hope is that the film will offer an opportunity to address the unspeakable and create a safe space to begin the discussion so necessary for healing.


Myra Sito Velasquez
- December 2005