Forwarded for the Okinawa Association of America
Irei-no-Hi event: “Okinawa: The Afterburn” documentary screening
English and Japanese subtitles
Join us as we commemorate Irei-no-Hi (Okinawa Memorial Day for the lives lost during the Battle of Okinawa in WWII) with a special documentary screening on Saturday, June 18, 1:00pm at the OAA Center.
Titled “Okinawa: The Afterburn” (Okinawa – Urizun no Ame), this feature-length documentary explores the devastating WWII battle that left Okinawa in ruins.
Academy Award nominated director, John Junkerman, interviews both Okinawan civilian survivors and US WWII veterans, presenting a full scope of the conflict. The post-war effects are also further explored.
A two-minute trailer here
Ms. Gena Hamamoto, independent film producer (No Más Bebés; The Crumbles) and assistant editor (COPS; Play it Again, Dick), will moderate.
Admission is free for current OAA members and $5 for non-members. RSVP is required due to limited parking and seating. Contact the OAA office at (310) 532-1929 or via email: email@example.com