An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy

USA | NR | 60 min | English
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Showings

Michigan Theater - Screening Room Thu, May 16 7:00 PM
with special guest appearance!
Event Info
Film Section:US Documentary
Category:Documentary
Biography
Women Filmmakers
Ann Arbor
MT
Sponsored By:Marianne Andreach
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):60
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Language:English
Previous Festivals:Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2018
St. Louis IFF 2018
CAAMFest 2018
Boston Asian American Film Festival 2018
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Dianne Fukami

Description

An American Story: Norman Mineta and His Legacy is a film about injustice, redemption, and a burning desire for all people to be treated equally. A son of immigrants and forced into a U.S. World War II concentration camp as a child, NORMAN MINETA became the first Asian American mayor of a major city (San Jose, California); leading to a distinguished 20-year career in Congress; the first Asian American Cabinet member, serving two U.S. Presidents, a Democrat and Republican. He never forgot his roots or the shame and humiliation he and his family felt during WWII, leading the way for an apology from the U.S. government and redress for Japanese Americans. On September 11, 2001, his leadership as U.S. Secretary of Transportation, would ensure that what happened to Japanese Americans during WWII did not happen to any other group based on ethnicity or religion.

Followed by a Q&A with Director Dianne Fukami and Co-producer Debra Nakatomi. We regret to inform you that Norman Mineta will not be at this screening due to illness.