VNCS DVD Night
Sunday, September 18th
Haru wa Akebono & The Cats of Mirikitani
Fairfield Activity Centre
The VNCS will be holding a movie night on July 16, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Fairfield Activity Centre. This is a free event for all VNCS members. Non-members will be charged $4.00. The following films will be shown:
Haru wa Akebono
(Linda Ohama, 2008)
Linda Ohama produced this short film about Saving the Legacy Sakura of Oppenheimer Park and the role of the community coalition that came together to save the trees and preserve the story of the Issei (first generation Japanese-Canadian pioneers) who planted the trees.
For more information please visit: http://legacysakura.wordpress.com/
The Cats of Mirikitani
(Linda Hattendorf 2006)
Meet Jimmy Mirikitani, homeless on the streets of New York City in 2001. Sheltered against the side of a sympathetic grocer in lower Manhattan, Jimmy displays his drawings and painting, more apt to be given away than sold. Filmmaker Hattendorf discovers him and decides to make a documentary. Then the events of 9/11 draw her into the loop. Jimmy Mirikitani is truly homeless. Born in California, raised in Hiroshima, interned in Tule Lake detention camp (with some 18,000 fellow issei & nisei), he feels at home nowhere. He does not say much, but is in his own way full of strong will. Little by little, Linda Hattendorf becomes involved in trying to unpuzzle the whys and hows of Mirikitanis predicament.
The Fairfield Activity Centre is located in the Cook Street Village at 380 Cook St. right next door to the Mac’s convenience store. Please come on time as the movies will start promptly at 7:05 pm. For more information contact Tsugio Kurushima at email@example.com.