- 76 mins
UNTOLD STORIES reveals the plight of Japanese Americans who “voluntary” relocated from the West Coast, only to face struggles of their own, and a dramatized short of a young Nisei given the opportunity to leave a concentration camp, only to face the cruel reality of life beyond barbed wire. Included films:
- Before They Take Us Away (2022, 60 min.)
- When You Leave (2022, 16 min.)
In San Francisco, the program ticket includes admission to the filmmakers reception that will follow the program. For those who cannot attend the Untold Stories program but want to attend the reception, a limited number of reception-only tickets are available.
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
Before They Take Us Away
Directed by Antonia Grace Glenn
Chronicles the untold stories of Japanese Americans who “voluntarily” evacuated from the West Coast in the wake of Executive Order 9066. Despite their freedom, they became refugees in their own country and faced isolation, poverty and racial violence in a struggle to rebuild their lives.
When You Leave
Directed by Jason Yamamoto
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.
Dates & Times
AMC Kabuki 8 SF Japantown
Sat, Feb 25
San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church
Sun, Feb 26