Japanese American Exclusion Film Screening & Discussion at BPL Feb. 27

Japanese American Exclusion Film Talks
Saturday, February 27 @ 6:30 p.m.
at Kitsap Regional Library, Bainbridge Island Branch

In advance of BPA’s March presentation of SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS, the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) presents three short films – The Red Pines, The Woman Behind the Symbol, and Visible Target – relating to the Japanese American exclusion experience on Bainbridge Island.

The Red Pines explores the cultural forces that enabled many of the Island’s Japanese American community to return and rebuild their lives after exile and incarceration by their own government during World War II. The Woman Behind the Symbol highlights the story of 31-year-old Islander Fumiko Hayashida, a Japanese American mother whose photograph by a Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographer has since become an iconic symbol of the internment experience. Visible Target is a documentary that tells us: “It is a part of history almost too painful to talk about, yet impossible to forget.”

This free community presentation will be held Friday, February 27 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. The screening will be followed by discussions facilitated by BIJAC members. Additional information is available through Bainbridge Public Library at 206.842.4162 and through the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community at www.bijac.org.

BPA’s outreach programs for SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS are supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and our generous sponsor is The Maggi Rogers Fund. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All.

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