An Official Selection of the Berkeley Video & Film Festival (Grand Festival Award and Audience Award), the Sacramento Japanese Film Festival (Emerging Filmmaker Award), the Women’s Film Festival San Diego and the Boston Asian American Film Festival (Audience Choice Award for Feature Documentary), THE ITO SISTERScaptures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children. The three sisters at the heart of the film – Nancy, Lillian and Hedy – offer a rare first-hand account of their family’s struggle to become American. The family’s chronicle is set against the backdrop of the Anti-Japanese Movement, a 60-year campaign by politicians, journalists, landowners and others that culminated in the forced removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II. For more information, please visit: www.itosisters.com.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director & producer Antonia Grace Glenn, scholar Evelyn Nakano Glenn (UC Berkeley) & SSU President Judy Sakaki.
For questions about the screening or to request accommodation, contact Dr. Lauren Morimoto, firstname.lastname@example.org