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Screening of “A Bitter Legacy,” a Documentary about Japanese American WWII Incarceration, at American Buddhist Study Center

A Bitter Legacy

Sunday, June 10 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

American Buddhist Study Center Library – 331 Riverside Drive (3rd floor)

Suggested Donation: $10/$5 members

The American Buddhist Study Center will host the New York premiere screening of Claudia Katayanagi’s award-winning documentary based on the Japanese American incarceration camps and secret prisons for US citizen “troublemakers” during WWII. These Citizen Isolation Centers are now considered precursors to the Guantanamo Bay prison.

A Bitter Legacy gives full disclosure on what Japanese Americans had to endure during one of the darkest days in American history. One of the narrators is Tetsuden Kashima, Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington and author of Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institute and Judgment Without Trial: Japanese Imprisonment during World War II.

Claudia Katayanagi, the film’s producer and director, will participate in a Q&A after the screening. A reception will follow the discussion. This event is sponsored by Mr. Bon Yagi.

Seating is limited, so please RSVP to the American Buddhist Study Center at info@ambuddhist.org.

If you are unable to attend the screening on June 10, the Japanese American Association of New York will host a second screening on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at JAA Hall located at 49 W. 45th Street. A $5 donation is suggested. For information and to RSVP, please email JAA at info@jaany.org.