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Welcome to the 12th Annual Films of Remembrance

This year marks the development of new opportunities for Films of Remembrance, a signature educational program of the Nichi Bei Foundation. In addition to returning to in-person screenings and discussions with filmmakers in both San Francisco and San Jose Japantowns, we will hold the San Francisco program and Filmmakers Reception at a NEW location: the AMC Kabuki 8 at Post and Fillmore streets in San Francisco’s Japantown. At the same time, films will also be made available online for a global audience.

The 12th annual Films of Remembrance, a showcase of films commemorating the wartime forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans in American concentration camps during World War II, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco’s Japantown and Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 at the San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church in San Jose’s Japantown. Over two days, you can view both the films and participate in in-person post-film discussions.

For those who cannot make the in-person events, the films will be accessible to stream online from Feb. 25 through March 12, 2023. While there will not be panel discussions online, there will be a few bonus films.

This year, the Nichi Bei Foundation partial proceeds at the San Jose screenings to both the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin and the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Throughout the day, we encourage attendees in San Jose to purchase snacks to support the San Jose Betsuin groups.

We thank all of our filmmakers for helping to keep our history alive through their dedicated work.

We hope that you enjoy this year’s offering of in-person and virtual programming.

Films of Remembrance Committee:

Kenji G. Taguma, Executive Producer
Ryan Yamamoto
Jill Shiraki
Christen Sasaki, Ph.D.
Chizu Omori
Reiko Iwanaga
Lewis Kawahara
Nancy Ukai
Wendi Yamashita, Ph.D.
Amanda Tan

Technical Team:

Producer: Greg Viloria
Web Development: Gary Otake
Marketing: Miu Nagao