World Premiere -- Vashon Then & Now, The Japanese Presence Part 1
Name: World Premiere -- Vashon Then & Now, The Japanese Presence Part 1
Date: November 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST
Vashon Then & Now: the Voice of Vashon produced documentary series is pleased to announce “The Japanese American Presence on Vashon - Part 1,” This is the first episode of Vashon Then and Now's second season. The show traces the evolution of Japanese Americans on the island from early farm laborers in 1900, through their integration into the larger Vashon society, and concludes with the shameful 1942 exclusion, known euphemistically as “The Evacuation”, when 115 Japanese Americans (two-thirds of them American citizens) living on Vashon were forced off the island by gun toting Army troops. The show utilizes historical footage and records, video interviews, audio recordings, and touching essays on what it was like to be a Japanese American on Vashon Island from 1900 to 1942. The show runs approximately 40 minutes and will have it’s first screening at the Vashon Theatre on Tuesday, November 20, at 6PM. The film was made possible by a grant from King County 4Culture.