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1 Lawson Rd

Kensington, CA 94707

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The discovery of a small metal box leads to the uncovering of a family story, shrouded in silence for more than 60 years. Woven through their censored letters, diary entries, and haiku poetry, is the true story of a young Japanese American couple whose shattered dreams and forsaken loyalties lead them to renounce their American citizenship while held in separate prison camps during World War II. They struggle to prove their innocence and fight deportation during a time of wartime hysteria and racial profiling.


Mark Halverson of Sacramento News & Review wrote:

From a Silk Cocoon offers a cautionary tale of homeland security . . . compelling . . . stretches beyond the basic facts of the Japanese-American internment experience into the dark and thorny corners of "perceived military necessity" that is just as frightening and relevant now as it was when it happened . . . An intimate portrait of a family under siege.


The film tells the story of Ina’s parents, a Japanese American couple who struggled being incarcerated in Tule Lake internment camp, a maximum security facility which housed those deemed “disloyal” during WW II, and the consequences of resistance. Their story connects US history of the past to US history of the present, DACA youth and the undocumented, and into the future with the possibility of a Muslim registry.

Satsuki Ina is a psychotherapist, working with community trauma patients. She serves the Japanese American community born in camps, and currently travels to Texas to work with Latinas and their children held in private prisons from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.


Join us for this screening and Q&A with filmmaker Satsuki Ina,
immigration lawyer Laura Craig, and
Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations

Doors open at 2:30 PM
Film screens at 3 PM


TICKETS REQUIRED


http://www.fromasilkcocoon.com/index.html

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY-NhzFamJ8

Questions: silkcocoonuucb@gmail.com

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