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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

THE EMPTY CHAIR

Directed by Greg Chaney

Feature, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 72 mins / Seattle Premiere

THE EMPTY CHAIR

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 12:00 pm

Description

The unique story about how Japanese Americans from Juneau, Alaska, were sent to prison camps during World War II and how people from the community stood in quiet defiance against the immoral internment of American citizens.

Director Greg Chaney and subject Mary Tanaka are scheduled to attend.

Co-Presented By: JACL Seattle and ACLU Washington


Director's Bio

Greg Chaney is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has made several Alaskan-oriented documentaries.



Preceded By

  1. FALL SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT: THE JAPANESE WAR BRIDES

    Lucy Craft, Kathryn Tolbert, & Karen Kasmauski / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 26 mins
    Atsuko, Emiko, and Hiroko were among tens of thousands of Japanese women who married their former enemies after World War II. They landed in 1950s America knowing no one, speaking little English, and often moving in with stunned in-laws. In brutally honest conversations with their daughters, they reveal the largely untold story of the Japanese war brides. Director Kathryn Tolbert scheduled to attend.

    Precedes: THE EMPTY CHAIR


  2. A SUITCASE IN ONE HAND — A PAINTBOX IN THE OTHER

    Michi Tanioka / Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 5 mins
    The story of artist Kunio Tatsui's life interrupted and found again.

    Precedes: THE EMPTY CHAIR


Dates & Times

THE EMPTY CHAIR

Northwest Film Forum Screen 1
February 20, 2016 12:00 pm