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Films of Rememberance
a one-day film event
presented by Nichi Bei Foundation
CATS is proudly cosponsoring a screening of "Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Arts in the World War II Internment Camps" (see story at right) duringFilms of Rememberance a one-day film festival commemorating the signing of Executive Order 9066. This tragic decree set the wheels in motion to forcibly relocate some 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry into American concentration camps. Films of Remembrance features film screenings, discussions with filmmakers, and sales of DVDs.
Presented by the Nichi Bei Foundation and funded by the Wayne Maeda Educational Fund, Films of Remembrance is sponsored by the San Francisco Japanese American Citizens League, the Berkeley JACL, the Florin JACL, Union Bank, California Bank & Trust and the
Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the World War II Internment Camps
Co-presented by CATS
As a part of the Films of Rememberance event (see story at left), Shirley Muramoto’s “Hidden Legacy” (2014, 57 min.) tells the story of how Japanese traditional arts were kept alive by Japanese Americans even while they were imprisoned during World War II, helping to rebuild cultural pride and self-esteem while creating beauty in bleak surroundings.
CATS’ own Reiko Iwanaga, image above, is featured in this film.
Shirley Muramoto will discuss the film, following a rare performance of the biwa by Molly Kyokuto Kimura.