Unwashed Masses Productions presents a new documentary feature film, THE ITO SISTERS, premiering in 2017 Berkeley Video & Film Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the East Bay Media Center!
Directed and produced by Antonia Grace Glenn and produced and edited by Gregory Pacificar, THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the experiences of Issei (or Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (or first generation born in the US) women, whose voices have largely been excluded from American history. At the center of the film are three Nisei sisters: Natsuye (Nancy), Haruye (Lillian) and Hideko (Hedy), whose lives were directly impacted by some of the most significant events of 20th-century America, from the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 to the Great Depression to World War II.
According to Antonia Grace Glenn, “While there have been several important documentary films that explore the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, there are few if any films that focus on the Japanese American experience before the war. Today, not many people know that there were segregated schools in Sacramento County to separate white and Asian children; or the central role that Asian laborers played in establishing California’s agricultural wealth; or that arranged marriages were regularly practiced by Japanese Americans in California.”
This documentary explores and defines raw experiences through the narratives of the Ito Family. Come along and discover the true records of American history.
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When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704