Asian American Pacific Islander History & Heritage Month, Featuring, A Screening Of The Film Our Lost Years And Post Screening Talk W/ Director Lane Nishikawa

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Our Lost Years revisits the forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II; it commemorates the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 in 1942 and the 30th anniversary of H.R. 442, the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. Lane traveled to seven cities, interviewing internees, their children and grandchildren, politicians, community leaders, lawyers, and activists. Our Lost Years takes the audience on a personal, comprehensive, behind-the-scenes journey, exploring the emotional and psychological impact of the forced removal and incarceration, the insurmountable ten-year battle for redress and reparations with its bitter sweet triumph, and the newfound legacy of a battered community becoming a voice of justice for all people.

Our Lost Years shows how the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans impacted individuals and communities. Followed by post-screening talk with director Lane Nishikawa, who will also discuss the recent anti-Asian attacks and what we can do to address it. Sponsored by Sonoma County JACL and Student Involvement. For more information, contact

The Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the screening.


A sepia image from the film 'The Film Our Lost Years' featuring a child behind a barbed wire fence with an encampment in the backgrounds
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April 22, 2021
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