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20 February 2020

Nichi Bei "Films of Remembrance," February 22 & 23

In the Japanese American community, February 19 is an annual "Day of Remembrance," marking the date in 1942 when President Franklin Roosevelt isssued Executive Order 9066, clearing the way for approximately 112,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from their homes on the West Coast and held in American concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. This weekend, the Nichi Bei Foundation hosts its 9th annual "Films of Remembrance," showcases of films commemorating the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. On Saturday, the festival screens in San Francisco's Japantown; the program repeats in San Jose on Sunday.

The San Francisco Chronicle offers an overview of the film festival. It includes 11 short films, discussion with filmmakers, local news personalities, a multimedia concert, and more.

The full schedule of events can be seen here.

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