The Bentonville Film Festival Hosts Screening Benefiting the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education

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48-Hour Virtual Festival Kicks off on May 22, 2021

 

San Francisco, CA— May 18 The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) is hosting a virtual screening benefit to #STOPASIANHATE with George Takei and Dr. Karen Korematsu from May 22nd to May 23rd in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

The 48-hour virtual screening of Karen Day’s film, Bamboo and Barbed Wire, featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg and George Takei, discusses the incarceration of Japanese Americans at the Minidoka internment camp in South Central Idaho during World War II.

Each screening will be followed by an exclusive conversation with George Takei and Dr. Karen Korematsu, Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute of Civil Rights and Education. A portion of ticket sales for the event will benefit Institute and their #GiveInMay fundraising campaign.

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For more information, press only:

Michelle Mitchell

michelle@korematsuinstitute.org

 

For more information, please visit:
https://www.goelevent.com/BFF/e/BambooandBarbedWireEvent