GARDENA — To commemorate the 71st Day of Remembrance, The Bridge: JCI Heritage Center will sponsor a program featuring “The Manzanar Fishing Club” on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the JCI Hall, 1964 W. 162nd St. in Gardena.
Incorporating excerpts from the documentary, director/producer Cory Shiozaki will discuss the film and its connections to the experiences of people in the local community and the history and issues surrounding the Day of Remembrance itself. There will also be a discussion panel of former Manzanar fishermen.
“The Manzanar Fishing Club” is a critically acclaimed, feature-length film. Last year, it was screened to packed houses at Laemmle, Landmark, and Regency theaters throughout California. It tells the story of a group of men — and a few women — who would sneak out of the camp to fish in the lakes and streams of the Eastern Sierras. In this way, these courageous people defied armed guards and the elements to practice their constitutional rights to freedom of movement and freedom of expression. In short, it is also the story of how indomitable the human spirit is in the face of injustice and adversity.
DVDs will be on sale and Shiozaki will be available to sign them.