This year’s theme is “RESIST!” — featuring projects that explore the Asian Pacific Islander immigrant, refugee, and indigenous experience in America, and common struggles for justice and equality.
More than two dozen films will screen across three days and five separate showtimes, with a free film and panel discussion the morning of May 27. The May 28 programming features films related to the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans in American concentration camps. Full Festival Pass and all-Sunday tickets include May 28 admission to the museum ($9 value).
In partnership with Nichi Bei Foundation and the California Museum, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Fest will hold an encore presentation of Films of Remembrance at the museum, located at 1020 O St. (at 10th Street) in downtown Sacramento. Films include those showcased at the Nichi Bei Foundation’s Films of Remembrance in San Francisco in February.
Films of Remembrance Encore commemorates the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 — which set the wheels in motion to forcibly remove and incarcerate some 120,000 persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast, most of whom were American citizens. It coincides with the closing day of “Kokoro: The Story of Sacramento’s Lost Japantown,” while the California Museum’s longest-running exhibition, “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII,” will also be on display.
See the Films of Remembrance Encore trailer here.
May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: