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Free Film Screening: Voices Behind Barbed Wire

Sunday, May 5, 2019
From 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Doris Duke Theatre - Honolulu Museum of Art
900 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu , HI 96814

Contact: Jackie Boland

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AARP Hawaii Screening

Voices from Behind Barbed Wire

Stories of Hawai'i

AARP Hawai'i invites you and your guest to join us for a trip to the past as we remember the history of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i during World War II.

12:30 PM  Nisei Veterans Post-War Legacy Exhibit and reception - View the 5 panel installation of photos and related stories of the Nisei Veterans and enjoy light refreshments. 

1:30 PM Free screening of "Voices Behind Barbed Wire," a documentary film about the experience of Japanese Americans in Hawaii who were incarcerated during the war. 

Following the film, enjoy a brief Question and Answer session with Ryan Kawamoto, Writer, Director and Editor of the film and Jacce Mikulanec, President and Executive Director of Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i.

Film Synopsis:


Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai`i

While the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II has been well documented on the U.S. Mainland, new information about the sites and untold stories continue to emerge from Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i who endured this dark chapter of history. “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai`i” explores the personal stories of O‘ahu, Maui County, Kaua’i and Hawaii Island Japanese Americans living from their original arrest to their transfer and interrogation, and incarceration in far away places like New Mexico, Arkansas and Arizona. The film also takes an archeological journey through 19 former WW II confinement sites in Hawai`i and the relevance of history upon civil liberties today.

Written, Directed and Edited by Ryan Kawamoto

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