Tuesday, October 30th

Big Bands in the Japanese American Incarceration

Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Join us for a film screening and discussion of "Searchlight Serenade: Big Bands in the Japanese American Incarceration."

KEET-TV producers Claire Reynolds and Sam Greene, collaborating with local artist Amy Uyeki, created this documentary, which tells the stories of former internees who played music in the camps through interviews along with historical footage of the camps, and a ten minute animated short.

The animated segment, based on actual events involving jazz bands in the camps, was created by artist Amy Uyeki whose parents were both interned with their families at Gila River and Minidoka Internment Camps. The animation was created from woodblocks done in a traditional Japanese style. The animation will bring to life some of the occurrences that happened with the bands in the camps, with an approach that will be more accessible to a diverse audience. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Part of the 15th Annual Campus Dialogue on Race Oct. 29-Nov. 9.


Founders Hall

Room: 118


Kumi Watanabe-Schock

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