On June 24th, 11:30am-1:30pm, following the church service, we will hold our monthly meeting in the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu sanctuary. We will view and discuss the documentary, “The Untold Story.” Here is a description of the film:
Within hours of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i authorities arrested several hundred local Japanese on O’ahu, Maui, Hawai’i and Kauai’i. They were Buddhist priests, Japanese language school officials, newspaper editors, business and community leaders. In total, over 2,000 men and women of Japanese ancestry were arrested, detained and incarcerated in 13 confinement sites throughout Hawai’i. There was no evidence of espionage or sabotage and no charges were ever filed against them.
While the story of the 1942 mass round-up, eviction and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in California, Oregon and Washington has been well documented, very little is known about the Hawai’i internees and their unique experience during World War II. This is the first full-length documentary to chronicle this untold story in Hawai’i’s history.
Pizza will be available for $3.00 for two pieces at 11:15 and childcare will be available upstairs.
All are welcome to join us for the viewing and discussion of this important film!