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Vincent Who? and Manzanar Fishing Club Double Feature
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
The Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
1st Annual API Caucus Film Festival
Sponsored by the Asian American Education Institute
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
The Crest Theatre
1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Two award winning documentaries about critical historical events that shaped today’s APIA community.
“Vincent Who?” screening at 6:00 p.m.
In 1982, at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, Vincent Chin, a young Chinese American, was brutally beaten to death by two unemployed auto workers who thought he was Japanese. In the trial that followed, the attackers were fined $3,000 and given 3 years probation without any jail time. This case then sparked a civil rights movement for the APIA community. This film produced by Curtis Chin and directed by Tony Lam acts as a reminder of this important case. www.vincentwhofilm.com
“Manzanar Fishing Club” screening at 7:00 p.m.
Manzanar was one of the ten concentration camps where over 100,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated during WWII. This movie uses the realities of imprisonment as a context in which stealthily sneaking out under barb wire and trekking to the Eastern Sierra Mountains to fish was a demonstration of the human spirit yearning to be free. Directed by Cory Shiosaki. www.fearnotrout.com/
Community Sponsors: Asian & Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA), Asian & Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Sacramento Valley, Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership (CAPITAL), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and Sacramento Regional Coalition for Tolerance
For more information, contact Andrew Medina at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org or (916)319-3686