FULLERTON — Cal State Fullerton’s Modern Languages and Literature Department will present a screening of the animated anti-war film “Grave of the Fireflies” and a panel discussion about Japanese American children who were affected by World War II on Thursday, Sept. 27, in Room 123 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building on campus. Screening at 4 p.m., discussion from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
About the speakers:
• June Honma was a 5-year-old living in Hawaii when she and her family were deemed “spies” and sent to an internment camp. Her memories closely resemble those of a main character in the film. Her father, the late George Hoshida, was interned from 1942 to 1945 and documented his experience through his artwork.
• Yoko Osumi was born in Los Angeles and as a young child lived in Kansai, the area of the bombings shown in the film.
• Elsa Okuda, a native Californian, was 11 when she was sent to an internment camp.
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