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Documentary on Dr. Carl Nomura to Be Screened at JANM

The Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo, will screen the documentary “Sleeping on Potatoes: A Lumpy Adventure from Manzanar to the Corporate Tower” on Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m.

Dr. Carl Nomura

Dr. Kaworu Carl Nomura

Born in a boxcar in Montana, the late Dr. Kaworu Carl Nomura was a brilliant Nisei physicist involved in some of the most notable technological advances of the 20th century, including the commercial production of silicon wafers for computer memory chips. In this short documentary shot by Ellen Frick in the later years of Nomura’s life, the scientist reflects on the social injustices he faced and his efforts to make a difference in the lives of others.

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion on Nomura’s life and contributions to society, featuring his daughter Teri Nomura and his nephew Art Nomura.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended. For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit

Co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Film Festival.

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