In this second of four free events, view several short docudramas about Japanese-Americans during World War II. The films include "The Orange Story," about the owner of a small corner grocery store who must abandon everything when he is forcibly removed from his west coast home and "Tadaima" (I'm Home) the story of a Japanese-American family trying to rebuild their lives after returning home from an American prison camp during World War II.
Jason Matsumoto, executive producer of "The Orange Story," will attend the screening. The films are suitable for all ages. Reception to follow.
This free program is offered in conjunction with the exhibit "Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit Japanese American WWII Incarceration, Then and Now,” by Paul Kitagaki Jr. which is currently on view at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. This event is sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and Historic Fort Snelling.
Thank you to the National Park Service, Tanforan Assembly Center Memorial Committee, Contra Costa Japanese American Citizens League, Asian Pacific Endowment of the Saint Paul Foundation, Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League (including the Leslie and Karen Suzukamo, Donald S. Maeda, and Helen Tsuchiya Funds), and the Joseph and Marie Winter Family Fund for Historic Fort Snelling for making the exhibit and associated events possible.