BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3912@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120817T000000Z DTEND:20120823T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<p style="text-align: center\;"><strong>&ldquo\;Honorable Journ ey&rdquo\; Opens One Week Theatrical Run on August 17&nbsp\;</strong>\n\n< p style="text-align: center\;"><em>Documentary short tells the story of an extraordinary generation&mdash\;\n&nbsp\;Japanese-Americans who came of a ge during World War II</em>\n\nWashington\, D.C. &ndash\; &ldquo\;<strong> Honorable Journey</strong>&rdquo\; will begin a one week theatrical run in Encino\, California on Friday\, August 17 at Laemmle's Town Center 5 with a daily show at 1p.m. &nbsp\;The documentary short film\, produced by AAR P\, charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age duri ng World War II.\n\n&ldquo\;The Japanese-Americans of the Greatest Generat ion have so much to teach us about service\, sacrifice and dedication to A merican ideals\,&rdquo\; said director Stephen Menick. &ldquo\;I have been honored to meet some of the last of these heroic Americans.&rdquo\;\n\nNa rrated by George Takei\, &ldquo\;<strong>Honorable Journey</strong>&rdquo\ ; features conflicts of loyalty to tradition\, family and country\, played out against the backdrop of world war. Eyewitnesses and descendants recou nt a lifelong journey from barbed wire\, battlefields and jail cells to vi ndication and the highest honors in the land. As World War Two veteran Sen ator Daniel Inouye (HI) says in the film\, &ldquo\;That&rsquo\;s one thing about democracy. You must be patient.&rdquo\;&nbsp\;\n\n&ldquo\;<strong>H onorable Journey</strong>&rdquo\; also features former U.S. Secretary of T ransportation Norman Mineta\; longtime veterans advocate Terry Shima\; vet eran and cell biologist Susumu Ito and his grandson\, Justin Ito-Adler\; l awyer Dale Minami\, who represented civil rights advocate Fred Korematsu\; and Lane Hirabayashi\, nephew of civil rights advocate Gordon Hirabayashi .\n\n&ldquo\;AARP&rsquo\;s mission has always been to ensure that the oppo rtunity to pursue the American Dream remains accessible for every American and every generation\,&rdquo\; said David L. Kim\, AARP Vice President fo r Multicultural Engagement. &ldquo\;<strong>Honorable Journey</strong> is a reflection of our mission and the commitment &nbsp\;we have &nbsp\;to co ntinue to play a positive\, vital role in advocating on behalf of American s of Asian and Pacific Islander descent\, particularly those age 50+.&rdqu o\;\n\n<p style="text-align: center\;"><strong>Honorable Journey &ndash\; Exclusive One Week Engagement\nFriday to Thursday\, August 17-23|1 p.m. da ily\nLaemmle's Town Center 5\n17200 Ventura Blvd\, Encino\, CA 91316 | (81 8) 981-9811</strong>\n\nFor more information about AARP Television and Rad io\, please visit: <a href="http://www.aarp.org/tv-radio/" target="_blank" >http://www.aarp.org/tv-radio/</a>.\n\n<strong>About AARP</strong>\n<em>AA RP is a nonprofit\, nonpartisan organization\, with a membership of more t han 37 million\, that helps people 50+ have independence\, choice and cont rol in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either p olitical campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine\, the defin itive voice for Americans 50+ and the world's largest-circulation magazine \; AARP Bulletin\, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience\; AARP VIVA\ , a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and n eeds of Hispanic Americans\; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an af filiated charity that provides security\, protection\, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers\, donors\, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states\, the District of Columbia\, Puerto Rico\, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at <a hr ef="http://www.aarp.org/" target="_blank">www.aarp.org</a>.</em>\n SUMMARY:FILM SCREENING: “Honorable Journey” Opens One Week Theatrical Run on August 17 URL:/en/events/2012/08/17/film-screening-honorable-journey-opens-one-wee/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR