Mukai Farm & Garden invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 3rd for the Day of Remembrance film screening.
Seventy-eight years ago, on February 19th, Executive Order 9066 was signed which resulted in the forced incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, 121 of whom were from Vashon-Maury island.The award-winning documentary “A Bitter Legacy,” tells a part of the World War II incarceration of Japanese and Japanese Americans that most of us have never heard, a secret hidden within the larger secret of mass incarceration of Japanese heritage people. Many of us know that immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the military rounded up almost all Japanese persons on the West Coast, others from across the country, and from beyond our national borders. Very few know about the secret Citizen Isolation Camps established in 1943.
These special camps held people the military considered the worst threats to the U.S., simply because they challenged illegal actions taken against them, regardless of citizenship status. Objecting in the smallest way could merit imprisonment and gross mistreatment in what we now call “Black Sites.” And unfortunately, the same story is retelling itself today.
Following the film, Director Claudia Katayanagi and Professor Tetsuden Kashima will lead a discussion and answer questions about this documentary.
Join us to learn more and reflect on this critical and tragic history.
Day of Remembrance Film Screening
“A Bitter Legacy”
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6PM
@ Vashon High School Theatre (9600 SW 204th St, Vashon, WA)