BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2242@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20100206T000000Z DTEND:20100206T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Asian American documentary Filmmaker\, Tadashi &ldquo\;Tad&rdqu o\; Nakamura will premiere two of his films in Seattle on February 6th\, 2 010\, at the NVC Memorial Hall from 7-9:30 PM. The newly established YoGos (an abbreviation for Yonsei and Gosei) are collaborating with NVC to secu re the venue and bring the young\, Los-Angeles-based director to Seattle.\ n \n The Pacific Citizen describes Nakamura as a &ldquo\;young filmmaker w ho&rsquo\;s somehow managed to make history cool.&rdquo\; Born and raised in Los Angeles\, Tadashi &ldquo\;Tad&rdquo\; Nakamura is a 29 year old\, f ourth-generation Japanese American and second-generation filmmaker. Nakamu ra&rsquo\;s introduction to film began when he was 9 days old\; he made hi s first and last on-screen appearance in Hito Hata: Raise the Banner (1980 ). Having received his M.A. in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz and a B.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA\, Tad Nakamura strives to crea te art that both inspires and builds communities. \n \n The YoGos have ask ed to show two of Nakamura&rsquo\;s most recent documentaries: A Song For Ourselves and Pilgrimage. The former is an intimate journey into the life and music of Asian American Movement troubadour Chris Iijima. Struggling t o make sense of their father&rsquo\;s early death\, Iijima&rsquo\;s teenag e sons learn that during the 1970s -- when Asian Americans were still cons idered &ldquo\;Orientals&rdquo\; &ndash\; their father&rsquo\;s music and passion for social justice helped provide a voice and identity for an enti re generation that had previously been left unheard and unnoticed. Accordi ng to filmmaker Nakamura\, &ldquo\;A Song For Ourselves is an attempt to c apture the essence of this [Japanese American] community I am grateful and proud to be a part of.&rdquo\;\n \n The second featured film is Pilgrimag e. This documentary reveals the transformation of an abandoned WWII Japane se American internment camp into what Nakamura says is &ldquo\;a symbol of retrospection and solidarity for people of all ages\, races\, and nationa lities in our post 9/11 world.&rdquo\; \n \n The two films will be shown a t the NVC Memorial Hall on Saturday\, February 6th\, from 7-9:30 PM\, door s open at 6:30 PM. The movie admission is free and beverages will be provi ded. There will be a time for Q&amp\;A with the director after the film sc reenings. Seat availability is limited and will be on a first-come\, first -serve basis. \n \n If you would like to reserve a seat for this screening \, or have more information please RSVP to ryenms@gmail.com or lindsay.hig ashi@gmail.com. SUMMARY:Inspiring Community Through Film A Night with Tadashi Nakamura\, As ian American Filmmaker URL:/en/events/2010/02/06/inspiring-community-through-film-a-night-with-tad a/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR