Three Boys Manzanar
Executive Producer Akemi Ooka’s gentle tribute to her grandfather, Mas Ooka, who recalls his time as a young boy forced into the Manzanar internment camp during the Second World War, puts contemporary debates about the rights of ethnic minorities in the United States into proper historical perspective. Now in his seventies, he is reunited with the two other Japanese American men (Bob Takamoto and Bruce Sansui) who, years ago, were photographed standing together behind barbed-wire fencing — an iconic image of wartime exclusion and racial discrimination made even more powerful in this age of “wall talk” and increased border security.
Written by David Scott Diffrient
Saturday, April 6
THREE BOYS OF MANZANAR will screen prior to THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ