Wing Luke Museum - Tateuchi Story Theater Seattle, WA
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[SOLD OUT] HIBAKUSHA and Selected Shorts
Co-presented by the JACL, Minidoka Pilgrimage and Nisei Veterans Committee
HIBAKUSHA Director: Steve Nguyen and Choz Belen Time: 40 minutes (2012) Feature film HIBAKUSHA is an animated drama featuring Kaz Suyeishi, an 84-year-old woman, who recalls her most vivid and horrific experiences as a 17 year old student in the morning of August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb dropped on her hometown in Hiroshima, Japan.
A FLICKER IN ETERNITY Directors: Sharon Yamato and Ann Kaneko 25 minutes (2012) Short film Stanley Hayami was a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and duty to his country. Based on Hayami's own diary and letters, this documentary chronicles his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WWII. A FLICKER IN ETERNITY was an official selection of the United Nations Association Film Festival and New York Asian American International Film Festival.
PEOPLE AREN'T ALL BAD Director: Matthew Hashiguchi 4 minutes (2012) Short film Born in San Francisco in 1924, Yutaka Kobayashi was labeled stupid for refusing to learn Japanese. At the start of WWII, his attempts to enlist in the US Army were refused because of his Japanese heritage. He was later sent to the Topaz Internment Camp, but it was during this dark period that he experienced compassion and kindness from where he least expected it.
CLASS '58 Director: Dan Matsushita 5 minutes (2012) Short film A class of post-WWII, first generation Japanese American students journey through the trials, discoveries and promise of a burgeoning nation on the move.
Wing Luke Museum - Tateuchi Story Theater
719 South King Street
Seattle, WA 98104