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Thursday
26
APR

Go For Broke Film Screening

18:00
20:00

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Please join AASU and Claremont Colleges Buddhism for a film screening on Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00-8:00pm at the SCORE Living Room at Scripps College.

Open to 5C!
DINNER PROVIDED
(Japanese food, menu to to be posted! Gluten free and vegan options available)

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content warning: war, violence, death

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Set in the tumultuous year after the attack on Pearl Harbor, this true story follows a group of University of Hawaii ROTC students as they fight discrimination by forming the Varsity Victory Volunteers (VVV). The brave actions of these young Japanese Americans (including a young Daniel Inouye), along with the perseverance of the original 100th Infantry Battalion draftees from Hawaii, led to the formation of the all-Japanese fighting unit - the 442nd - the most decorated combat unit in American military history.

Producer Stacey Hayashi’s initial curiosity on the story of Japanese Americans in Hawaii, which led to an almost two decade journey to put their definitive stories into pop entertainment — from short films, to a graphic novel called JOURNEY OF HEROES to finally GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY, an intended first chapter of hopefully several more films that present the spectrum of stories of these young Japanese Americans, their families and all of Hawaii, and how their efforts became one of the most important benchmarks in American history.

(Preceding description adapted from
https://www.hiff.org/films-and-events-fall-2017/view/go_for_broke_a_442_origins_story_2017 )

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Read more about Go for Broke
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_for_Broke_Monument
http://www.goforbroke.org/learn/history/index.php

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Claremont Colleges Buddhism is a non-sectarian student organization aiming to introduce students to a wide range of Buddhist teachers and schools and promote a better understanding of Buddhism. You do not need to be Buddhist to join, we welcome all!

The Asian American Student Union of Scripps College seeks to strengthen AAPI communities on campus and other Claremont Colleges by providing a safe space for members to explore issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and nationality.

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Feel free to contact Kyla Smith (ksmith4523@scrippscollege.edu or aasuscr@gmail.com) for any access needs, questions, comments, or concerns ♥