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smARTfilms: Executive Order 9066 at Eighty Series

This month, our smARTfilms series commemorates the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which allowed for the “relocation” and incarceration of Americans with Japanese heritage.

With this film series, we hope to highlight the history, experiences, aftermath, and present-day parallels to the 1942 imprisonment of Americans. Throughout this series, we will be screening period dramas, War Relocation Authority (WRA) propaganda shorts, documentaries featuring Bainbridge Islanders, and examinations of our post 9/11 world to look at the impacts–both past and present–of xenophobia, racism, courage, survival, and the fight for justice.