In the last 22 years, 68-year-old Clifford Hayashi has attended over 4,000 Stanford games.
Nicknamed “Stanford’s Superfan,” Cliff leads cheers, imparts statistics, and travels the country to attend games. His devotion to multiple sports and the athletes is unshakable and legendary. But although most know who Cliff is, the man himself remains a mystery. Usually attending games alone, Cliff does not own a phone or computer. Until a year ago, he did not own a car.
Rivaling his love for Stanford sports is Cliff’s passion for writing about the Japanese concentration camp in Tule Lake, California where his mother was imprisoned during World War II. Determined to identify every Tule Lake prisoner in the thousands of nameless photos he’s collected, Cliff will often use sports to share stories of the camps—introducing many to a forgotten piece of history.
IN COMPETITION for Best Documentary/Experimental Short
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Diane Quon
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Emily Fraser
EDITOR: Katerina Simic
FEATURING: Clifford Hayashi, Effie Hayashi
LENGTH: 27 min
GENRE: Short Documentary