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“The Ito Sisters: An American Story” Screening
March 19, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Directed by Antonia Grace Glenn, “The Ito Sisters: An American Story” is a feature-length documentary film that captures the stories of three Japanese American sisters, interviewed in their 80’s and 90’s, as they recount how their immigrant parents struggled to make a life in America at the beginning of the 20th century. The family’s chronicle is set against the backdrop of the anti-Japanese movement in California, a 60-year campaign by politicians, journalists, landowners, labor leaders and others that culminated in the evacuation and incarceration of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast during World War II (IMDB).
The screening is accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by Dorinne Kondo (Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and Anthropology) with Professors Sarah Gualtieri (Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, History and Middle East Studies), Beth Meyerowitz (Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine) & Evelyn Nakano Glenn (Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley).
This special screening is presented by USC Blaze Initiative & Immigrants and Global Migration Initiative, with support from USC Gould School of Law, USC Office of Religious Life, USC Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, USC Department of Anthropology & the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
Please email questions to Elle Fersan at firstname.lastname@example.org