Bay Area premiere of the award-winning documentary film, Before They Take Us Away, by Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Sunday, October 30. at 2:00 & 5:00 p.m.
East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at: berkeleyvideofilmfest.org or by calling: (510) 843-3699
Each screening will include a Q&A with the filmmakers. A community reception will be held between the screenings at 4:00 p.m.
Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Documentary at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon and the Best Japanese American Award at the Japan Film Festival Los Angeles, Before They Take Us Away chronicles the untold stories of Japanese Americans who “voluntarily” evacuated from the West Coast in the wake of Executive Order 9066 and spent the years of World War II living outside the concentration camps that held their friends and family members. While these “self-evacuees” had their freedom, they became refugees in their own country, on a forced migration into the unknown. Many faced isolation, poverty and racial violence as they struggled to rebuild their lives.
For more information, please visit the Before They Take Us Away website at: https://www.beforetheytakeusaway.com/