KUBOTA TO THE CHINESE POETS DETAINED ON ANGEL ISLANDDirected by Don Bannai
Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A
Hideo Kubota was a Hawaii Nisei who was arrested at the start of WWII by the FBI. He would be held for the next three years in the Arizona desert. Using his grandfather’s voice, poet Garrett Kaoru Hongo writes to the Chinese Poets being held in detention at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
Director: Don Bannai
Digital Histories is a mechanism for Asian and Pacific Islander older adults to use their unique voices and perspectives in sharing stories with the generations to come.