BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20131116T000000Z DTEND:20131116T000000Z DESCRIPTION:JAMsj is pleased to host a special screening of<em>&nbsp\;Bloss oms and Thorns</em>\, followed by a Q&amp\;A session with filmmaker Ken Ko kka and a discussion with Hiroji Kariya and Jim Nakano. Kariya and Nakano are local Japanese Americans from the cut-flower industry whose own storie s are similar to those featured in the film. The discussion will be modera ted by two-time Emmy award nominee and local NBC Bay Area reporter\, Georg e Kiriyama.\n\n<em>Blossoms and Thorns</em>&nbsp\;is a short documentary f eaturing Ruby Adachi Hiramoto\, Flora Ninomiya\, and Tom Oishi\, all membe rs of the Japanese American flower-growing community in Richmond\, Califor nia. Uprooted by the federal government and forcibly removed from their ho mes and businesses\, these growers spent the duration of WWII in barren de sert internment camps. Through personal interviews\, they recount the stru ggle\, dismay\, and resiliency of the families who returned to the floral industry and the changing Richmond neighborhood.\n\n&nbsp\;Their stories a re all too familiar to Japanese Americans. Special guests Kariya and Nakan o will share their own family stories with the audience\, from starting th e family business to the injustice and impact of WWII and to their post-wa r struggle and eventual success in rebuilding the family business.\n\nCost : Free with admission to the museum (non-members\, $5\; students and senio rs over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free).\nSeatin g is limited. Reserve your spot today by contacting&nbsp\;<a href="mailto:"></a>&nbsp\;or calling (4 08) 294-3138. SUMMARY:Film: Blossoms and Thorns- A Community Uprooted URL:/en/events/2013/11/16/film-blossoms-and-thorns-a-community-uprooted/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR