Saturday, October 27, 2018, Starts at 3:00 PM
Bright Family Screening Room,
The Paramount Center,
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111
Join a screening of this documentary, featuring Norman Mineta, at the Boston Asian American Film Festival. After being incarcerated as a child because of his Japanese ancestry, Norman Mineta became a mayor, a 10-term Member of Congress, and served in two presidential cabinets under a Democrat and Republican president. In this era of divisiveness, partisan politics, xenophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiment, Secretary Mineta’s story is a reminder of the importance of advocating for the under-represented and bringing their voices to the table, which includes ethnic minorities, people of various sexual orientations or people with disabilities. In a poignant interview, Mineta explains that the American flag pin he always wear on his lapel is a silent way of informing strangers that despite the color of his skin, he is an American.
(Directed by Dianne Fukami. 60 minutes in length.)
For more information and to sign up, please visit the event webpage.
THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF BOSTON
Login About Donate My Profile Join Us
© 2021 Japan Society of Boston, Inc | 50 Milk Street 16F, Boston, MA 02109 | 617-514-7345 | Info@JapanSocietyBoston.org