Welcome to the 13th Annual Films of Remembrance

On behalf of the Nichi Bei Foundation and our dedicated Films of Remembrance Committee, we welcome you to the 13th annual Films of Remembrance, a showcase of films commemorating the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans in American concentration camps during World War II.

This year, in addition to returning to in-person screenings and discussions with filmmakers in both San Francisco and San Jose Japantowns, we will once again make films available online for a global audience. We are also proud to provide free student access to the films again this year.

The 13th annual Films of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the AMC Kabuki 8 in San Francisco’s Japantown and Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 at the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin in San Jose’s Japantown. Over two days, you can view both the films and participate in in-person post-film discussions.

We thank our many sponsors, especially The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, our presenting sponsor.

For those who cannot make the in-person events, the films will be accessible to stream online from Feb. 24 through March 10, 2024. The virtual program, however, will not include panel discussions with filmmakers.

This year, the Nichi Bei Foundation will donate partial proceeds at the San Jose screenings to both the Yu-Ai Kai Japanese American Community Senior Service — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — and the Japanese American Museum of San Jose. Throughout the day, we encourage attendees in San Jose to purchase snacks to support the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin groups.

We thank all of our filmmakers for helping to keep our history alive through their dedicated work.

We hope that you enjoy this year’s offering of in-person and virtual programming.

Films of Remembrance Committee:

Kenji G. Taguma, Executive Producer
Ryan Yamamoto
Jill Shiraki
Christen Sasaki, Ph.D.
Chizu Omori
Reiko Iwanaga
Lewis Kawahara
Nancy Ukai
Wendi Yamashita, Ph.D.
Koji Lau-Ozawa, Ph.D.

Technical Team:

Web Development: Gary Otake
Video Producers: Greg Viloria and Max Nihei
Marketing: Reina Sango