March 23, 2013

"The Making of Tule Lake, Award-Winning Anime Short"

At the end of March, the director of "Tule Lake" will be screening the film at the Japanese American Museum in San Jose, followed by a short presentation on the story behind the movie, and the process of creating an animated short.  Q&A to follow the presentation--we hope to see you there!

March 30, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

Japanese American Museum of San Jose, Second Floor
535 N. Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112 
Filmmaker Michelle Ikemoto will discuss her award-winning animated short film, Tule Lake, at JAMsj on March 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Based on true events, this film is a story of perseverance and is told from the perspective of a Japanese American internee held in the Tule Lake incarceration camp during World War II.

In addition to sharing the story of her film, Ikemoto will give a presentation on the anime film-making process. She will also show some examples of the paper and pencil work that served as the basis for creating the film. In addition, she will share how she personally connected to the subject through memories shared by her grandmother, who was detained at the Tule Lake incarceration camp.

Cost: Entry is free with admission to the museum (non-members, $5; students and seniors over age 65, $3; JAMsj members and children under 12, free).

To RSVP, contact or call (408) 294-3138.
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