YPR speaker series | “The Power of Personal Stories: From Home Film to Educational Tool”
Without an agenda besides having something to pass down for his family, “First To Go: Story of the Kataoka Family” tells the story of the director's own family's incarceration in the Japanese Incarceration Camps during a dark time in American history. What came from this was a film that was honest and raw. Myles Matsuno will discuss the significance of home footage, the courage to be vulnerable, and the importance of the generations who paved the way before us, while recognizing and confronting the injustices of our past to ensure a better future.
Due to copyright issue, we are not able to include the original documentary here. For UIUC affiliates, you can watch the documentary at Kanopy. https://proxy2.library.illinois.edu/login?url=https://illinois.kanopy.com/node/11457821
For others, please check the Newday website for the access of this documentary. https://www.newday.com/films/first-to-go-story-of-the-kataoka-family
Event hosted by Yellow Peril Redux project, May 12th, 2023.