Japanese Internment Film Screens July 31

The internment of Japanese Americans during World War II remains a significant, if little mentioned, moment in Hawaii’s history. That’s why Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii will screen the film The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaii at 6:45 p.m. Thursday in Kaneohe’s Pohai Nani auditorium.

The free program, which includes a question-and-answer session and an update on preservation efforts at Honouliuli Internment Camp, is designed to bring to light the stories of more than 2,000 men and women who were interned in Hawaii.

“While people are familiar with places like Manzanar, Topaz and Tule Lake, few people are familiar with names of Honouliuli, Kalaheo Stockade or Kilauea Military Camp, where Japanese Americans in Hawaii were imprisoned during World War II,” stated Carole Hayashino, JCCH president and executive director.

The film features interviews with former internees and their descendants, telling their stories through archival footage and reenactments.

For more information, call Carolyn Nakamura at 236-7805.