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Directed by Frances Ito

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

During World War II, 12,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese American citizens were interned at Heart Mountain, including my husband’s family. This film documents the dedication ceremony of Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center in Wyoming, featuring appearances by Bacon Sakatani, broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, and U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye. RETURNING TO HEART MOUNTAIN is a timely reminder of a political time and events that should never happen again.

Director: Frances Ito

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Journey down memory lane with a special retrospective of short films celebrating one of VC’s beloved veterans of the Digital Histories program, Frances Ito. Ito, who will celebrate her 90th birthday this year, will also celebrate the world premiere of her 12th film at this year’s fest.

Dates & Times


Tateuchi Democracy Forum @ JANM

Wed, May 11
5:00 pm