Minidoka Screens at the New York Japan CineFest
Our short film "Minidoka" was screened at New York's Asia Society as part of the New York Japan CineFest 2019, a festival that celebrates the work of emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.
Directed by Megumi Nishikura, the film chronicles the journey of a young Japanese-American man as he travels for the first time to Minidoka, an internment camp in Idaho where his Japanese grandparents lived during WWII.
Megumi, along with members of the Blue Chalk Brooklyn team, attended the screening where Megumi was invited on stage to say a few words about the project.
In addition to this screening, the film is set to feature at the upcoming Houston Asian American and Pacific Islander Film Festival on Saturday, June 22.
“Minidoka” is the first film to come from Blue Chalk’s “Heroes Project,” an internal initiative that gives staff the opportunity to tell stories about unsung heroes. It was first released TIME on February 19, 2019—the 77th anniversary of the Executive Order that allowed the internment to take place.