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2016 Seattle Asian American Film Festival

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

Directed by Lucy Craft, Kathryn Tolbert, & Karen Kasmauski

Short Film, Documentary, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 26 mins

Precedes:
THE EMPTY CHAIR

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

Description

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 is scheduled to attend.


Director's Bio

Journalists Lucy Craft, Kathryn Tolbert, and Karen Kasmauski have known each other for many years and often connect around shared professional interests in Japan. Their bond went beyond just their interest in Japan; all three were the daughters of Japanese war brides. Together they decided it was time to learn and share their mothers’ stories.



Precedes

  1. THE EMPTY CHAIR

    Greg Chaney / Feature, Documentary, By Northwest Filmmakers, Browse All Films / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 72 mins
    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 scheduled to attend.

    Preceded by: FALL SEVEN TIMES, GET UP EIGHT: THE JAPANESE WAR BRIDES, A SUITCASE IN ONE HAND — A PAINTBOX IN THE OTHER


Dates & Times

Precedes:
THE EMPTY CHAIR

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