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2015 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 14, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served

Description

A collection of shorts including Omoide: Our Stories, In Struggle, The Delano Manongs, and Sowing Seeds of Life…of Hope.

Co-Presented by: The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and JACL

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


  1. Omoide: Our Stories

    Dee Goto / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 12 mins
    As children, they were innocent victims of the “wartime hysteria and racial prejudice” 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.

  2. In Struggle

    Kevin Owyang / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary, Pacific Northwest / 23 mins
    A 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.

  3. The Delano Manongs

    Marissa Aroy / Short Film / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 28 mins
    The 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.

  4. Sowing Seeds of Life… Of Hope

    Michi Tanioka / Short Film / USA / Documentary / 8 mins
    Japanese 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.

Dates & Times

Social Justice Shorts (FREE)

Northwest Film Forum Screen 2 (small theater)
February 14, 2015 12:00 pm First come, first served