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Thursday – April 5, 2018 – 11:00 AM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

Resistance at Tule Lake: 2018 Oakland International Film Festival Program

JPRI is pleased to present a screening and discussion of this important new film by Konrad Aderer, in partnership with the 2018 Oakland International Film Festival.

This feature-length documentary film tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the U.S. government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II. Branded as “disloyals” and re-imprisoned at Tule Lake Segregation Center, they continued to protest in the face of militarized violence, and thousands renounced their U.S. citizenship. Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for over 70 years this documentary challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime “loyalty” that undermines democracy and the building of truly peaceful societies.

Program:
11:00-12:25 Introduction & Film Screening
12:25-12:55 Panel Discussion / Audience Q&A

Pricing:
FREE and open to the public

Directions:
Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked "D" on the map).

This program is co-presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University in partnership with the Oakland Film Society.



Tuesday – February 27, 2018 – 5:15 PM
Valley Center for the Performing Arts
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94619

East Side Sushi: Film Screening and Conversation with Director Anthony Lucero

East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef. Years of working in the food industry have made Juana’s hands fast—very fast. She can slice and dice anything you throw at her with great speed and precision. Forced to give up her fruit-vending cart in order to find a more secure job, Juana lands a position as a kitchen assistant at a local Japanese restaurant. It is there she discovers a new friendship and a whole new world of cuisine and culture, far-removed from everything she has ever known. While working in the restaurant’s kitchen, Juana secretly observes the sushi chefs and eventually teaches herself to make a multitude of sushi. Her creativity sparked, Juana’s re-ignited passion for food drives her to want more from her job and her life. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the “wrong” race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.

Program:
5:15-7:00 pm Film screening
7:00-7:30 pm Conversation with filmmaker Anthony Lucero
7:30-8:15 pm Reception

Pricing:
FREE and open to the public

Directions: Holy Names University (HNU) is located at 3500 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619. This event will be held in the HNU Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA). Click on the following links for driving directions and a campus map (VCPA is marked "D" on the map).

This program is co-presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at Holy Names University in partnership with the Oakland Film Society.





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Japan Policy Research Institute
3500 Mountain Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619 28 September, 2018ptember, 2015
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