WEST ENCOUNTERS EAST explores the unique fusion of
Eastern and Western artistic traditions in the works
of well-known and emerging Japanese-Brazilian artists.
The documentary examines their lifestyles, traditions,
culture and art while exploring the themes of immigration,
dual identity, alienation and assimilation in their
work. Art historian and collector Stella M. Holmes
guides viewers through Brazil's art world, introducing
the artists and discussing their modes of expression
and creative processes.