When: Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 6:00pm
Where: Women’s Community Center of Central Texas
Free and open to the public! RSVP on Facebook!
Presented by the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas & the Austin Asian American Film Festival
Join us for a screening and conversation!
DAYS OF WAITING: THE LIFE & ART OF ESTELLE ISHIGO (28 min) directed by Steven Okazaki
This winner of the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and a Peabody Award is a poignant documentary about an extraordinary woman, artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in 1942.
HISTORY & MEMORY: FOR AKIKO AND TAKASHIGE (32 min) directed by Rea Tajiri
Groundbreaking and haunting, this film is a poetic composition of recorded history and non-recorded memory as filmmaker Rea Tajiri tries to uncover the experience of her Japanese American family during and after WWII. History & Memory premiered at the Whitney Biennial exhibition, where it won the Distinguished Achievement Award and went on to screen at over 250 festivals and exhibitions internationally.
**Skype Q&A following the screening with director Rea Tajiri.**