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Screening of Searchlight Serenade

Topic: General Activity
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 S. King St. Seattle, WA 98144 (Transportation not provided.)

Searchlight Serenade is a documentary which offers first-person accounts of 9 detainees--big band trumpet players, saxophonists and singers--who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners. Their stories are interwoven with an evocative animation created from woodcuts and drawings by Arcata artist, Amy Uyeki. KEET-TV producers Claire Reynolds and Sam Greene collaborated with Amy Uyeki, to tell the stories of former internees who played music in the camps through interviews and archival footage interspersed with segments of Ms. Uyeki's twelve-minute animated short. Created from woodblocks done in a traditional Japanese style, the animation is inspired by actual events and accounts as well as the personal experiences of Ms. Uyeki's parents, who were both interned with their families at Gila River and Minidoka Internment Camps.

This is a free event open to the public, hosted by the Seattle NVC Foundation.

Contact information: Debbie Kashino at dkashino@aol.com.