Day of Remembrance 2024

We will show a short video from many incarcerated in the camps.

We will also show the award-winning short film, “Nisei” 

Info from Janet: The director  and writer of the film, Darren Rae, has a BMU connection in that he played BMU basketball for about 10 years and that he and his mother participated in the bazaar for years. Darren wrote and directed this 21-minute film to honor his family and the Japanese-American community. The film has won several awards at film festivals across the country and in Europe. This is not a documentary, but rather a drama based on the experiences of his grandfather and great-uncle, who are portrayed by talented Japanese-American actors Jonathan Tanigaki and Brent Yoshida.
Darren and cast members have done Q&A sessions at film festivals and NJAHS in SF, among other places. It will be shown in high definition at the Kabuki Theater in SF on 2/24 and at the San Jose Buddhist Betsuin Church on 2/25.
Unfortunately, Darren will not be available on Sunday as he is shooting another film, but he has generously agreed to release the film for a free showing at BMU this Sunday.
The video link for the trailer provides a preview of the film.
Here is the trailer for “Nisei.” (click on “About Nisei”)
Hope you are able to come see it along with the display of artifacts.
Thank you!