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Furusato: The Lost Village of Terminal Island

By February 18, 2022July 17th, 2022Programs

When: Sunday, March 13, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

Moderator: Mitchell Matsumura, GLA JACL Co-President

Program: The 42 minutes film will be screened with a panel of Terminal Island residents and descendants to follow screening.

A little known corner in the Port of Los Angeles was once home to nearly 3000 Japanese immigrants and their families. These pioneers of the fishing industry prospered for several decades until 1941, when World War II triggered the tragic end to their tight-knit village. The Lost Village of Terminal Island is the story of this unique place as told by its original inhabitants, the American-born Nisei who spent their childhood there. From its formation nearly 100 years ago to the ongoing struggle to keep the community alive, these Nisei will always consider Terminal Island their Furusato – Home Sweet Home. The 2007 film is narrated by Rob Fukuzaki, ABC7 sports anchor and directed by David Metzler.

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Meeting precedes the program.