Internments: Then and Now (World War II to 9/11) Saturday, October 9, 2004 - 3:30 pm

These two films ask how much we have learned from history by documenting the practice of racial scapegoating in times of war.

Admission: FREE [Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to pass through security]

Narrative Short

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Day of Independence

Chris Tashima

27

35mm

In this coming-of-age tale, a young boy discovers courage through the all-American sport of baseball when his family is being torn apart by the US internment camps for Japanese Americans.


Documentary Feature

Title

Director

Running Time

Format

Lest We Forget

Jason Dasilva

57

Video

This stylish documentary draws parallels between post 9/11 homeland security actions against Americans of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Venue Information

National Musuem of American History
Carmichael Auditorium
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
202-633-1000
http://americanhistory.si.edu

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