Rooted in History
- 83 mins
ROOTED IN HISTORY features three short documentary films focusing on a blooming rose, a Japanese garden and the literal digging up of history. By digging a bit deeper into layers of history, we uncover new and revealing stories about the Japanese American experience. Included films:
- Amache Rose (2022, 29 min.)
- Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066
(2022, 22 min.)
- Sonzai (2021, 32 min.)
ADVANCE ONLINE TICKET SALES TO IN-PERSON SCREENINGS END FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2023 AT 5 P.M. PT.
Individual ticket sales will be available at $12 per program ($25 for Untold Story in SF) on the day of the event.
In this program
Directed by Billy Kanaly
A rose planted 80 years ago by incarcerees of the Amache concentration camp grows in the high desert of Colorado, where it has no business growing.
Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066
Directed by Curt Fukuda
Executive Order 9066 forced the removal of James Sasaki and his family, the caretakers of Hakone Gardens. What happened to the estate while the Sasakis were incarcerated in camp?
Directed by Barre Fong
Today, only fragments and memories remain of the once vibrant Nihonmachi or “Japantown,” located on the former site of the historic El Presidio de Santa Barbara. Sonzai tells the story of what happened to this community through oral history interviews and intriguing archaeological finds.
Dates & Times
AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown
Sat, Feb 25
San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church
Sun, Feb 26