Bainbridge Island: It Started Here – smARTfilms: Executive Order 9066 at Eighty
Past Event

We will be screening 3 short films focusing directly on the experiences of Bainbridge Islanders who were imprisoned right here on Bainbridge during WWII.

Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol (2009) 15 min

This short film tells the story behind the Bainbridge Island resident who became the symbol of injustice in the most well-known photograph from the era.

Visible Target (1985) 28 min

Featuring testimonies from Bainbridge Islanders, this documentary short film focuses on the recollection of Japanese Americans and their Bainbridge Island neighbors as they talk about their experience as the first community in the nation to be imprisoned after EO9066

Tadaima (2015) 15 min

After the closure of the US Internment Camps at the end of WWII, a Japanese American family returns home and must find the strength to rebuild both their house and their family amidst the emotional and physical destruction caused by the war.




smARTfilm series offers two film showings each day!

Matinee: 2pm
Evening: 7pm



Series Passes – $40 Member | $48 Non-Member

See all 5 films for the price of 4!
Series pass holders are entitled to attend one showing per film (five total showings per series pass). Series pass holders can use their pass at their choice of either the matinee or evening showing for each film. Simply show up at your desired showing and we’ll check you off our list!

$10 Member | $12 Non-Member

Members: Use promo code NEVERFORGET for your Member Discount! (look for “enter promo code” link at the top of the Ticket order page)


BIMA requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all attendees of programs held in the Frank Buxton Auditorium or BIMA Classroom. Masks are required for all attendees regardless of vaccination status. Learn more about this policy here.


Mar 1, 2022


Frank Buxton Auditorium at BIMA



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