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When You Leave

Directed by Jason Yamamoto
  • 2022
  • 16 mins

A young Japanese American must confront his past and learn the price of freedom when given the opportunity to leave the WWII internment camp where he is imprisoned.

About the Director
Jason Yamamoto was raised in Torrance, California and studied filmmaking at Chapman University with an emphasis in directing. His work has been recognized at film festivals such as LA Shorts, NFFTY, and the Independent Shorts Awards, with stories that focus on family, identity, and finding one’s place.

Plays in

Untold Stories

UNTOLD STORIES reveals the plight of Japanese Americans who “voluntary” relocated from the West Coast, only to face…

Dates & Times


AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown

Sat, Feb 25
6:30 pm

San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church

Sun, Feb 26
7:00 pm