Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Legacies of Camp

November 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Film still from The Orange Story

This collection of FREE shorts explore the myriad experiences of Japanese Americans who lived through the incarceration of WWII and the impact of intergenerational trauma. Filmmakers expected in attendance.

The Orange Story
Director: Jason Matsumoto | 17 mins | USA
The proud owner of a small corner grocery store must abandon everything and report to an assembly center, enroute to a more permanent incarceration site.

Director: Andrew Okada | 11 mins | USA
A personal look at the lasting effects of Executive Order 9066 and how to best translate the unspoken trauma of Japanese-American internment to future generations.

Sansei Dream
Director: Gabe Veenendaal | 7 mins | USA
After his mother suddenly passes away, a young third generation Japanese American farmer uncovers the truth about her dark past through a subconscious dream state.

Cliff, Superfan!
Director: Diane Quon | 27 mins | USA
68-year-old Clifford Hayashi is a legendary superfan of all Stanford sports teams. Although most know who Cliff is, the man himself remains a mystery. Rivaling his love for Stanford sports is Cliff’s passion for writing about the Japanese concentration camp where his mother was imprisoned during World War II.

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November 11, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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