CAAMFest – Resistance at Tule Lake and Yonsei Eyes
Join the JCCCNC as we co-present the screening of
Resistance at Tule Lake, preceded by Yonsei Eyes at CAAMFEST35
Saturday, March 11, 12:10 p.m.
at the Roxie Theater (3117-16th Street, San Francisco)
Resistance at Tule Lake – Revealing interviews unearth a story eerily relevant to contemporary times. Resistance on Tule Lake focuses on the notorious camp where Japanese Americans who were labeled “disloyal” were held. Emotional, wrnching stories told by internees make clear the consequences of race, wartime hysteria and polital expediency. (documentary, Directed by Konrad Aderer, 81 min.)
Yonsei Eyes is the story of two fourth-generation Japanese Americans who embark on a pilgrimage to the place where their grandparents were once incarcerated during World War II. Their journey takes them to the desolate site of the Tule Lake Segregation Center, where they begin to understand the profound hardships and indignities their grandfathers had to endure. Their poignant and reflective exploration into the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans provides a unique perspective from the eyes of youth who will one day have the responsibility of passing along the story of the Japanese American incarceration to future generations. (short, 22 minutes) Directed by Jon Osaki.
Jon Osaki is a native San Franciscan and has been producing films since 2010. His initial interest in filmmaking emerged from his desire to share the stories of the Japanese Community Youth Council, where he has served as executive director since 1996.
Other CAAMFest Screenings Co-sponosred by the JCCCNC:
Saturday, March 18, 7:00 p.m., New People Cinema, San Francisco Japantown
A touching testament to the strength of those who overcame injustice and reconciled their identity in a complicated America. Relocation Arkansas follows Japanese Americans as they travel to southern Arkansas revisiting former Japanese American internment camps in order to move forward from the painful past.
(Directed by Vivienne Schiffer, 78 min.)
Preceded by: When Rabbit Left the Moon (Directed by Emiko Omori, 14 min.)
Saturday, March 18, 9:20 p.m., New People Cinema, San Francisco Japantown
Through home video footage and interviews with family members, filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi explores his identity and tells the story of what it means to grow up mixed race in America’s heartland, Cleveland, Ohio.
(Directed by Matthew Hashiguchi, 56 min.)
Preceded by: Seppuku (Directed by Daryn Wakasa, 24 min.)