The Ito Sisters: An American Story, Upcoming Screenings

Winner of a Grand Festival Award and an Audience Award at the 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival and an Official Selection of the 2018 Sacramento Japanese Film Festival, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children.

In particular, the film focuses on the experiences of immigrant and first generation US born women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history.

The three sisters at the heart of the film - Nancy, Lillian and Hedy - are memorable and engaging characters, who in their 80s and 90s share stories of humor, hardship and heartbreak, dating back to their father's immigration from Japan to the US in 1897. They offer a rare first-hand account of their family's struggle to become American, in the face of a series of natural and man-made disasters.

Upcoming Screenings:

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2pm

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple

2751 Louis Road, Palo Alto

Free community screening

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 3pm

Alameda City Hall

2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda

City of Alameda Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Free community screening

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7pm

Sacramento River Delta Historical Society

Jean Harvie Community Center

14273 River Rd, Walnut Grove

Free community screening

Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2pm

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles

Included with general admission. Reservations are strongly encouraged

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