"Beyond the Barbed Wire" Film Screening & Discussion

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"Beyond the Barbed Wire" Film Screening & Discussion

Sat., Aug 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
200 Tower Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55111

View a documentary about the unique stories of Japanese Americans in Minnesota who came to the state because of World War II. 

"Beyond the Barbed Wire: Japanese Americans in Minnesota" aims to preserve and present the unique experiences of Japanese Americans who came to Minnesota because of WWII. Approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced into internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Some of them relocated to and restarted their lives in Minnesota after the war. This was largely because of college education and military service, as the Nisei attended the Military Intelligence Service Language School at Camp Savage and then Fort Snelling. This film is dedicated to these unsung heroes, untold histories, and unforgettable stories.

After the film, enjoy a panel discussion with the filmmakers: Professor Ka Wong, associate professor of Asian studies at St. Olaf College, and St. Olaf students Hikari Sugisaki and Paul Sullivan. 

2018-08-11 13:00:00 2018-08-11 13:00:00 America/Chicago "Beyond the Barbed Wire" Film Screening & Discussion Historic Fort Snelling