Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

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Relocation, Arkansas

November 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

$5 – $10
Film Still from Relocation, Arkansas

Directed by Vivienne Schiffer

RELOCATION ARKANSAS explores the effect of the Japanese American incarceration experience in Arkansas during WWII on the generation that was born after the camps closed, the unlikely tale of those Japanese Americans who remained behind, and the even more unlikely tale of how a small-town Arkansas mayor of Italian descent became a legend in the Japanese American community. But with its themes of the complexity and hypocrisy of race relations in America, journeys toward forgiveness and healing, and cross community understanding, the film transcends regional and cultural constraints unlike any other film on the incarceration experience.

Documentary subjects Paul and Alice Takemoto expected in attendance for post-film Q&A.

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November 11, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Lightbox Film Center
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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