BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4290@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130713T000000Z DTEND:20130713T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<em>Searchlight Serenade</em> focuses on the proliferation of b ig bands in detention centers and camps throughout the West during World W ar II. Nisei quickly organized dance bands when they were removed to the f airgrounds and racetracks that were converted into temporary detention cen ters\, and re-organized them once they were moved to the more permanent de tention camps in desolate areas of the country. In all\, twenty bands were created and thrived in 13 detention centers and camps from 1942 to 1945.\ n\nSwing music played a vital role as escape\, as therapy\, and as a conne ction to the outside American world. Playing and appreciating such a total ly American art form was an aspect of their American identity that could n ot be denied within the confines of the camps or the denial of their civil rights.\n\nKEET-TV producers Claire Reynolds and Sam Greene collaborated with artist Amy Uyeki\, to tell the stories of former internees who played music in the camps through interviews and archival footage interspersed w ith segments of Ms. Uyeki's twelve-minute animated short. Created from ori ginal woodcuts and drawings\, the animation is inspired by actual events a nd accounts of some of the musicians and singers she interviewed.\n\nWith help from advisor and musician\, George Yoshida\, the <em>Searchlight</em> team was able to locate former bandmembers in Los Angeles\, the San Franc isco Bay Area\, Yuba City and Portland. The interviews with 9 musicians an d singers from the camps\, many of whom are still performing\, form the ba sis of this moving documentary\, and their poignant stories and ebullient spirits remind viewers that art and music can be an incredible force of he aling and positive energy in a difficult environment.\n\n*Advanced reserva tions are recommended for most programs as seating/space may be limited. S ome programs may have separate reservation contacts. Please check program description. <strong>When making a reservation\, email <a href="mailto:rsv p@janm.org"><span style="color: #0000ff\;">rsvp@janm.org</a> or call 213.6 25.0414 at least 48 hours prior to the event.</strong> Include the name\, date\, and time of the program\, as well as your name and the total in you r party.\n\n<!-- .description --> DTSTAMP:20240526T182855Z SUMMARY:Film Screening: Searchlight Serenade URL:/en/events/2013/07/13/film-screening-searchlight-serenade/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR