Stanley Hayami’s writings and drawings are the basis for “A Flicker in Eternity.”
“A Flicker in Eternity” will be screened on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Choi Auditorium on the Occidental College campus, 1600 Campus Rd. in Los Angeles.
The documentary is the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami (1925-1945), a talented teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Based on Hayami’s own diary and letters, this film is the first-hand 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.