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To me, Americana has always translated to this notion of the “melting pot.” I believe that the mix of backgrounds, culture, and values present in the U.S. are what make American art and pop culture so rich and unique. "Osaru-Chan" is a genre-blend a la Shinichirō Watanabe, mixing elements of the Japanese Samurai epic, the American crime thriller, and horror. Especially given the current socio-political climate, more specifically all of the anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, I personally feel as though it’s more important than ever to participate in cultural exchange through cinema.

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