API Film and Literature at JANM

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The Japanese American National Museum will present Asian Pacific Islander film and literary events on Saturday, May 12.

As previously announced, Frank Abe’s documentary “Conscience and the Constitution” will be screened at 11 a.m.

“Act of War—The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation” will follow from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This documentary tells the story of the United States’ involvement in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. Stylized re-enactments, archival photos and film, political cartoons, historic quotes, and presentations by Hawaiian scholars tell Hawaiian history through Hawaiian eyes.

“Fact and Fiction: API Authors Panel” will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Join a remarkable panel of novelists featuring New York Times bestselling author Jamie Ford (“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”), Kristina McMorris (“Bridge of Scarlet Leaves”), Margaret Dilloway (“How to Be an American Housewife”), and Paula Yoo (“Good Enough”). Topics will include the influence of Asian American history on today’s literature, weaving true and personal accounts into fiction, and cultural education through storytelling.

The museum is located at 369 E. First St. in Little Tokyo. For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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