FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHILDREN
For the Sake of the Children explores the legacy of Japanese-American internment, its impact on current generations who are descendants of families who were incarcerated, and the complex interplay of culture, racial prejudice, history, and inter-generational differences.
COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES (CRIT) Film Festival
In 2015, the Colorado River Indian Tribes turned 150 years old, with the anniversary of the founding of the reservation in 1865. To commemorate the occasion, the CRIT Tribal Council commissioned a special documentary film to document this moment in the history of these people, this land and their story. It was the first in a series which continues the Tribes’ oral tradition in cinematic form.
POSTON INCARCERATION SITE
The Poston War Relocation Center, located in Arizona, was the largest (in terms of area) of the American incarceration camps operated during WWII. 17,814 were held here between 1942-1945
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Passing Poston tells the untold story of how Japanese internees were used by the U.S. government to help develop an impoverished Native American reservation. It is the story of four former Poston internees still searching for their identity and still questioning what their place is in America
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BLUE JAY IN THE DESERT Book Presentation
Blue Jay in the Desert is a chlidren's book about Junior, his Grandfather and the bird pin that his Grandfather carved for him in the Poston Incarceration Camp.
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THE DARKER SIDE OF POSTON : PAINTINGS OF GENE ISAO SOGIOKA
Jean La Spina, daughter of Gene Sogioka, tells the story of her father's incarceration at Poston and why he created these watercolor paintings.
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POSTON'S TRIBAL HISTORY - PAST & PRESENT
This presentation includes a video and intercultural panel, which will reveal the close ties and intersectionality between the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the Poston Community Alliance. It begins with the powerful words of Dennis Patch, the former Tribal Chairman of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.
The panel includes Marlene Shigekawa, President of the Poston Community Alliance and Valerie Welsh-Tahbo, Museum Director of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Shane Sato, of Shane Sato Photography and a Board Member of the Poston Community Alliance, will be moderating.