"Pilgrimage" Film Screening & Native Guns Performance- FREE!

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Apr 200716
7:00p.m.

UCLA - The Cooperage
(Located on the A Level of Ackerman building)
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California, 90024
United States

***UCLA Premiere for Tadashi Nakamura's new film PILGRIMAGE***

***FREE musical performances by NATIVE GUNS***

PILGRIMAGE - A film by Tadashi H. Nakamura

MONDAY, APRIL 16th at 7pm

UCLA - The Cooperage
(Located on the A Level of Ackerman building)
308 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024-5000

*Park in Parking Lot 6
Directions:http://www.ucla.edu/map/driving.html

PILGRIMAGE tells the inspiring story of how an abandoned WWII
concentration camp has been transformed into a current-day symbol of
restrospection and solidarity in the aftermath of 9/11.

This event is FREE! Don't miss your chance to see PILGRIMAGE and the
NATIVE GUNS perform live! Director Tadashi Nakamura will be in the
house to discuss the film. For more information please contact Tad
at: tadillac@onebox.com

Synopsis of PILGRIMAGE:

Total running time: 20 min.

Pilgrimage tells the inspiring story of how a small group of Japanese
Americans in the late 1960s uncovered their lost history and created
the Manzanar Pilgrimage, transforming the once-abandoned WWII American
concentration camp into a vibrant symbol of retrospection and
solidarity for people of all ages, races and nationalities in our post
9/11 world.

Although there are now numerous films on the mass incarceration of
Japanese Americans during World War II, this dark chapter of American
history lay virtually forgotten until 1969 when two young Japanese
Americans set out to find a place called Manzanar and ended up
creating an annual event that has since attracted thousands of people.
Calling it a ?pilgrimage,? it was the first public event in the nation
to call attention to the reality of the WWII concentration camp
experience that had almost been deleted from public
understanding.

With a hip music track, never-before-seen archival footage and a
story-telling style that features both old and new pilgrims,
Pilgrimage is the first film to show how the WWII camps were reclaimed
by the children of its victims and how the Manzanar Pilgrimage now has
fresh meaning for diverse generations of people who realize that when
the US government herded thousands of innocent Americans into what the
government itself called concentration camps, it was failure of
democracy that would affect all Americans. As the U.S. is again in
tumultuous times, Pilgrimage is a timely and engaging film that brings
new and much-needed insight to the lessons of the past for our post
9/11 world.

Sponsored by:
UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications, UCLA Center for Community
Partnerships, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, CAPSA, MSA, NSU,
Samahang Pilipino

 

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