2015 / Skirball Center to screen Japanese American wartime incarceration-themed film, Oct. 15

Shizuko Ina with her children, four-year-old Kiyoshi and two-year-old Satsuki, at Tule Lake Segregation Center in 1946; photo courtesy of Satsuki Ina (Source: Skirball Cultural Center)

Shizuko Ina with her children, four-year-old Kiyoshi and two-year-old Satsuki, at Tule Lake Segregation Center in 1946; photo courtesy of Satsuki Ina (Source: Skirball Cultural Center)

 

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Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Museum hours: Tuesday–Friday 12:00–5:00 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

Admission to exhibitions: $10 General; Exhibitions are free to all visitors on Thursdays. (310) 440-4500  skirball.org.

Film screening: Children of the Camps

Thursday, October 15, 8:00 p.m.

A related program to current opening two Japanese American wartime concentration camp-themed exhibitions

About the Program

In this poignant documentary, watch six Japanese American adults reflect on the traumatic effects of having been forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated as children during World War II.

Following the screening, listen as filmmaker and psychotherapist Satsuki Ina, PhD, who was born in an incarceration camp in 1944, discusses the psychological trauma of immigrant detainees in America today with Carmen G. Iguina, staff attorney at the ACLU of Southern California.

In the film, Dr. Ina leads the subjects through an intensive group therapy session over three days. As they share their family stories, they develop strategies to cope with their harrowing childhood experiences.

The documentary also features archival photography and film footage. (1999, 57 min. No MPAA rating.)

Arrive early to view the exhibitions!Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Citizen 13660: The Art of Miné Okubo will remain open until 8:00 p.m.