2016 / Okinawa Memorial Day to feature WWII documentary screening, June 18

20160615 Okinawa War Documentary Screening

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: oaamensore@gmail.com