Catch one of the first screenings of Matthew Hashiguchi's documentary "Good Luck Soup"! Good Luck Soup is a transmedia documentary project on the journey of Japanese Americans and Japanese Canadians before, during, and after World War II. Told through both a traditional film and an interactive documentary, this experience features a collection of stories that have been uploaded from the public or documented and gathered by filmmakers. Stick around for a panel discussion following the film!
Light refreshments will be served.
About the Community Read
Julie Otsuka's stunning book, When the Emperor was Divine, details the experiences of a family with the Japanese internment camps set up by the U.S. government following Pearl Harbor. In partnership with the Asian American Cultural Center, the YWCA of the University of Illinois is coordinating a Community Read of a book that challenges us to think more deeply about the lives of Japanese-Americans, our own American history, and today’s politically-charged atmosphere of xenophobia and fear.
The iSchool is proud to be a sponsor of Community Read.
Champaign Public Library
If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email the contact person. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.