Screening and Q&A — A Flicker In Eternity

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Saturday December 4

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2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

A Flicker in Eternity is the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Join filmmakers Sharon Yamato and Ann Kaneko for a Q&A following this screening of their short film.


About the Film:

Based on Hayami’s own diary, this documentary is the firsthand account of a 15-year-old thrust into the turmoil of World War II and is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war. Through Stanley’s endearing cartoons and witty observations, this film chronicles his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. It is based on his diary and letters, which are archived at the Japanese American National Museum, and Joanne Oppenheim’s annotations from Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son.

A Flicker in Eternity is available on DVD at the JANM Store.

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition, A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami.


Museum admission is included. Please check-in with Visitor Services at the front desk before the event.

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