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The Ito Sisters: An American Story, Upcoming Screenings



    The Ito Sisters on Asian Pacific America

    Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa: The Ito Sisters: An American Story (Published Monday, March 19, 2018)

    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