July 24 —A 13-minute film “A Crossroad Called Manzanar” directed by Cindy Fang and written by Alice Kim and Cindy Fang will be screened at The Center for the Preservation of Democracy, at the Japanese American National Museum (369 East First Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012) on July 24th at 2 pm. The screening begins at 2:30 pm. Free admission and reception to follow.
“A Crossroad Called Manzanar” was awarded a grant in 2009 from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program. Project partners include the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC).
Months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, two best friends – Penny Chan (9, Chinese) and Aya Matsui (10, Japanese) spend their final moments together, not realizing their lives will soon be forever changed by the incarceration of all Japanese and Japanese American living along the West Coast.
Cindy is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cindy Fang graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Interactive Media and later earned her MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Alice Kim received her BA and MA from the University of Chicago and MFA from University of Southern California.
For information about the film, visit www.acrossroadcalledmanzanar.com/