Wcc Screening: Two Award Winning Films On The Japanese Internment Experience

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Wcc Screening: Two Award Winning Films On The Japanese Internment Experience
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Wcc Screening: Two Award Winning Films On The Japanese Internment Experience says
Presented by the Women's Community Center of Central Texas & the Austin Asian American Film Festival

Join us for a screening and conversation!

DAYS OF WAITING: THE LIFE & ART OF ESTELLE ISHIGO (28 min) directed by Steven Okazaki

This winner of the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and a Peabody Award is a poignant documentary about an extraordinary woman, artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in 1942

HISTORY & MEMORY: FOR AKIKO AND TAKASHIGE (32 min) directed by Rea Tajiri

Groundbreaking and haunting, this film is a poetic composition of recorded history and non-recorded memory as filmmaker Rea Tajiri tries to uncover the experience of her Japanese American family during and after WWII. History & Memory premiered at the Whitney Biennial exhibition, where it won the Distinguished Achievement Award and went on to screen at over 250 festivals and exhibitions internationally.

**Skype Q&A following the screening with director Rea Tajiri.**

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Free & open to the public // Potluck // Free parking

If you would like us to provide chlidcare, please let us know by August 12.

Join us for our monthly movie nights at the Women's Community Center of Central Texas for films by and about women!

Film screenings are organized by Andrea Zarate. If you have any questions or requests email andrea@womenctx.org
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By: Women's Community Center of Central Texas