Wednesday Night at the Movies; From A Silk Cocoon
June 2, 2010 at 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the NJAHS Peace Gallery.
Date: Wednesday June 2, 2010
Film screenings about Japanese American wartime experience is on every Wednesday evenings. Furikake popcorn and green tea will be provided. Donation suggested.
From Silk Cocoon. Satsuki Ina. Best Director Documentary, New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, 2005. The discovery of a small metal box leads to the uncovering of a family story, shrouded in silence for more than 60 years. Woven through their censored letters, diary entries, and haiku poetry, it is the true story of a young Japanese American couple whose shattered dreams and forsaken loyalties lead them to renounce their American citizenship while held in separate prison camps during World War II. They struggle to prove their innocence and fight deportation during a time of wartime hysteria and racial profiling (2006, 57 minutes).