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Program Type: Film Screening
Age: Teen, Adult

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. This lecture is part of a series of events surrounding the Architecture of Internment: The Build Up to Wartime Incarceration exhibit that will be on display at the library May 1 -12.