January 22, 2016 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Film Screening: Hidden Legacy: Japanese Traditional Performing Arts in the WWII Internment Camps
Jan Popper Theater, UCLA
With its rich mix of compelling interviews, historical photographs, musical performances, and rare archival film footage, this 2014 documentary offers extraordinary insight into the persistence of traditional Japanese cultural practice among Japanese Americans interned during World War II.
Despite intense pressure to reject all aspects of their ethnic heritage, with often harsh consequences for Issei (first generation) arts masters, many internees nevertheless chose to maintain or even discover for the first time Japanese forms of music, theater, dance, and other performing arts. Read more
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