‘Manzanar Fishing Club’ to Be Screened on Capitol Hill

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WASHINGTON — The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus is presenting an exclusive Capitol Hill screening of “The Manzanar Fishing Club” on Tueday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the South Theater of the Capitol Visitor Center.

Filmmaker Richard Imamura and interviewee Mas Okui. (Rafu Shimpo photo)

The documentary, which has been screened throughout California and in Hawaii and Washington state, brings to life the stories of Japanese Americans in the Manzanar camp through a unique perspective — that of internees who fished for trout in the Eastern Sierras during their time of detainment as a means of retaining their dignity, courage and freedom.

Told through a series of photos and interviews, the film paints a vivid picture of the experiences of those who lived through the internment.

Opening remarks will be given by Rep. Judy Chu (D-El Monte), chair of CAPAC. A panel moderated by Floyd Mori, executive director emeritus of JACL, will feature  director/producer Cory Shiozaki and producer/writer Richard Imamura.

To RSVP, go to http://bit.ly/manzanar.

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