WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Film Screening
Harriet Tubman Theater
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Also, Available for Purchace at Screening: “Kenichi Zenimura, Go for Broke” by Chris Felix
American Pastime, produced by Emmy award-winning producer, Barry Rosenbush, reveals the story of another dark period in American history—the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II—through the lens of America’s great pastime, baseball. The film follows the story of the Nomura family, beginning from their internment in the Topaz War Relocation Center in 1941, and their struggle to remain hopeful through America’s bleak and heightened sense of paranoia, prejudice and discrimination towards Japanese Americans. For these relocated and displaced families, baseball becomes a valuable means in which they cope with the unmanageable.
Barry Rosenbush and Kerry Yo Nakagawa an author, filmmaker, producer and historian will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.
The screening of American Pastime is in partnership with Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Film Commission and the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. This event is free and open to the public. The Freedom Film Series is sponsored by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies.