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smARTfilms Club – Executive Order 9066 at Eighty Series: From Executive Order 9066 to 9/11 (Online) Struggle for Justice: from EO9066 to 9/11 with special guest Konrad Aderer.

On February 28 at 7 p.m., join us for this film series discussion with the documentary filmmaker Konrad Aderer to discuss the parallels between Japanese American incarceration during World War II and post-9/11 Islamophobia. Be sure to join us on March 8th for the screening of Aderer’s documentary film, Enemy Alien. Visit here for additional lectures and presentations related to Executive Order 9066.

On March 1, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., we will be screening 3 short films focusing directly on the experiences of Bainbridge Islanders who were imprisoned right here on Bainbridge during WWII. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members.

  • FUMIKO HAYASHIDA: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE SYMBOL (2009) 15 MIN This short film tells the story behind the Bainbridge Island resident who became the symbol of injustice in the most well-known photograph from the era.
  • VISIBLE TARGET (1985) 28 MIN Featuring testimonies from Bainbridge Islanders, this documentary short film focuses on the recollection of Japanese Americans and their Bainbridge Island neighbors as they talk about their experience as the first community in the nation to be imprisoned after EO9066.
  • TADAIMA (2015) 15 MIN After the closure of the US Internment Camps at the end of WWII, a Japanese American family returns home and must find the strength to rebuild both their house and their family amidst the emotional and physical destruction caused by the war.

BIMA requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees of programs held in the Frank Buxton Auditorium or BIMA Classroom. Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about this policy here.

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