As a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Japanese American Internment, we'll be showing two films by Steven Okazaki.
Unfinished Business: The Japanese-American Internment Cases
(1985, 58 min.)
Academy Award Nominee, Best Feature Documentary
Days of Waiting
(1990, 28 min.)
Academy Award Winner, Best Short Documentary
On February 19, 1942, two and a half months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the forced internment of Japanese Americans on the West Coast in “relocation centers". These two acclaimed films document experiences of Japanese American internment, a timely reminder of a still shocking yet often obscured chapter in U.S. history.
Presented by the Reed College American Studies program. Free and open to the public.