Hunter College, CUNY
Asian American Studies Program


Passing Poston: A Discussion

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008     Time: 1:30PM to 3:00PM

Place: Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue, Manhattan
Hunter West 1729


Meet the filmmakers! The Asian American Studies Program welcomes Ruth Okimoto, Joe Fox and James Nubile for a discussion about their new film, Passing Poston.

About the Film
For The Thousands of Japanese Americans Forcibly Interned During World War II,
The Scars Have Never Healed.

For Ruth Okimoto the need to confront the past brings her back to the desert of Arizona where she spent her childhood years behind barbed wire. Back to the Colorado River Indian Reservation, where Poston was built. It is a journey Ruth takes, to find meaning in the inexplicable as she searches to discover the true story of how the Poston camp came into being.

Passing Poston tells the moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. Each person shadowed by a tragic past, each struggling in their own painful way to reconcile the trauma of their youth, each still searching and yearning during the last chapter of their lives, to find their rightful place in this country.


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