To commemorate the Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Feb. 19, “A Flicker in Eternity: Based on the Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami” will be screened from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Charles E. Young Research Library, Presentation Room, on the UCLA campus.
The award-winning documentary is about the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a gifted teenager incarcerated during World War II and caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. One of the film’s co-directors, Ann Kaneko, will be speaking, with Q&A to follow. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Co-sponsored with the George and Sakaye Aratani Endowed Chair, the Asian American Studies Department, and the UCLA Nikkei Student Union.
Other local Day of Remembrance events include a talk on “The Unfinished Business After Redress” on Saturday, March 1, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena.
UCLA Professor Lane Hirabayashi will be the main speaker. Entertainment will be provided by members of the popular Grateful Crane Ensemble.
Co-sponsors include Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and the Japanese American Historical Society of Southern California.