World War II’s Impact on Japanese-American Children
Sept. 20, 2012
Cal State Fullerton’s Modern Languages and Literatures Department presents a screening of the animated antiwar film “Grave of the Fireflies” and a panel discussion about Japanese-American children who were affected by World War II. The panelists include Japanese-Americans who lived in internment camps as youths.
Thursday, Sept. 27
4-5:30 p.m. screening
5:30-6:45 p.m. panel discussion
Room 123 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building
Cal State Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831
About the Film:
The 1988 “Grave of the Fireflies,” directed by Isao Takahata, tells the tragic story of a boy and his sister who struggled to survive in Japan during World War II.
About the Speakers:
- June Honma, who was a 5-year-old living in Hawaii when she was deemed a “spy” and sent to an internment camp during WWII, will share her memories, which closely resemble a main character in the film. Her father, the late George Hoshida, was interned from 1942-45 when he documented his experience through his artwork.
- Yoko Osumi, who was born in Los Angeles and as a young child was in Kansai (the area of the bombings shown in “Grave of the Fireflies”), will speak of her experiences.
- Elsa Okuda, a native Californian, was 11 when she was relocated to an internment camp. She will discuss her experiences.
$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit. Details available online.