May 2-7, 2017

Relocation Arkansas

Showcase

Dir: Vivienne Schiffer and Johanna Demetrakas (USA) 2016
This film explores the effect of the Japanese American incarceration experience in Arkansas during WWII on the generation that was born after the camps closed, the unlikely tale of those Japanese Americans who remained behind, and the even more unlikely tale of how a small town Arkansas mayor became a legend in the Japanese American community. Themes surrounding the complexity and hypocrisy of race relations in America and the journey toward forgiveness and understanding across cultural boundaries are just two of the many reasons this compelling story must be told.
Following the screening, the filmmakers will be led in a conversation moderated by MSNBC’s Richard Lui that will center on the meaning of home, healing, and hope.

Suggested Age: All Ages