Social Justice Shorts (FREE)
A collection of shorts including Omoide: Our Stories, In Struggle, The Delano Manongs, and Sowing Seeds of Life…of Hope.
Post Screening Panelists:
Kevin Owyang, Director, In Struggle
Tyler Sipe, Director, Omoide: Our Stories
Michi Tanioka, Director, Sowing Seeds of Life…of Hope
In This Program
Dee Goto / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 12 minsAs children, they were innocent victims of the â€œwartime hysteria and racial prejudiceâ€ directed toward people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Today, seven Nikkei share their memories of being forcibly removed from their Seattle-area homes, sent to desolate incarceration camps, and returning to their Northwest communities.
Kevin Owyang / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Pacific Northwest / 23 minsA look inside the values and beliefs that transformed Asian Americans in their fight for social justice for all. This film was commissioned by the Wing Luke Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in connection with their exhibit on Asian American Acts of Resistance.
Marissa Aroy / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 28 minsThe Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement tells the story of the Filipino farmworkers who spurred the Great Grape Strike in 1965 and joined forces with the other ethnic workers to create the United Farmworkers Union.
Michi Tanioka / Short Film / USA / Documentary / 8 minsJapanese vegetable seeds played an enormous part in making life more bearable for the Japanese people who were incarcerated in a concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during WWII.