Film Viewing and Panel Discussion: “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides”

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Film Viewing and Panel Discussion: “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides”

Plot Summary:

Three women — all firstborn daughters of Japanese war brides — recall their mothers’ lives in 1950s America. These were the brides young GIs brought home from an enemy nation. By at least one estimate, nearly 50,000 Japanese women crossed the Pacific as wives of American men between the end of WWII and the close of the 1950s… an unprecedented, heretofore unthinkable migration of Asian women to US shores and yet an event that has been largely overlooked. Living in mostly isolated communities scattered across the US, the women were left largely to their own devices as they tried to navigate a racially segregated American society. Drawing on personal anecdotes we paint a portrait of their saga that is in equal measure triumph, humor and sadness. We tell their stories both as journalists, and as the mixed-race children who experienced firsthand their dreams, struggles and aspirations.

Details:

More information regarding the film can be found こちらからお願いいたします。.

Tickets are available こちらからお願いいたします。.

Location:

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Pillsbury Auditorium
2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, 日米協会 55404

Day: Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Time: 1:30時から開催します。

FREE, but tickets are required – To acquire a ticket, please go こちらからお願いいたします。.