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Series: Film Screenings

All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. (RSVPs are not accepted for Family Festivals). For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—A Bitter Legacy

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Inside the World War II camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated, secret prisons were created for those considered “troublemakers” and “collaborators” by the US government.

Claudia Katayanagi’s film looks at these “citizen isolation centers,” now considered precursors to Guantanamo, and examines their legacy.

Discussion with the filmmaker to follow. Included with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Saturday, December 9, 2017
2:00 PM

Film Screening and Discussion—Moving Walls: American Nightmare to American Dream

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Join us for the LA premiere of a new documentary about what became of the barracks built to house 11,000 Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain concentration camp. Featuring interviews with former prisoners as well as people who live in the structures today.

Q&A to follow with filmmaker Sharon Yamato and photojournalist Stan Honda, whose work is featured in the companion book, Moving Walls: Preserving the Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps.

Included with museum admission. Free for JANM and Visual Communications members. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Co-sponsored by Visual Communications.

Read about Sharon Yamato’s quest to find barracks in her 2015 article on Discover Nikkei.

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