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Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest

Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story
Dianne Fukami / USA / Documentary / 2018 / 65 mins 

Norman Mineta and His Legacy is a film about injustice, redemption, and a burning desire for all people to be treated equally. The child of immigrants, Norman Mineta's uniquely American story charts a path from the shame he experienced as a Japanese American inside a U.S. concentration camp during World War II to his triumphant rise to political prominence that shaped every level of government, and made him one of the most influential Asian Americans in the history of our nation. His distinguished career is an unmatched slate of achievements, including 20 years in the United States Congress and eventually serving in the Cabinets of two Presidents from different political parties

Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM

Post Screen Guest

Dianne Fukami


Fukami has produced, directed, and written more than a half- dozen documentaries on the Asian-American experience (mostly on Japanese-American history) which were broadcast on PBS stations throughout the U.S. Separate Lives, Broken Dreams, about the Chinese Exclusion Act, was nominated for a national Emmy Award; Starting Over: Japanese Americans After the War has received scholarly citations for its first-person anecdotes. Her most recent documentary, Stories From Tohoku, was showcased at CAAMFest in 2014 (formerly the San Francisco Asian International Film Festival) and screened at film festivals in New York and Los Angeles.



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