oscar-winning days of waiting screening in hollywood

Here's a great opportunity to check out an award-winning, landmark film... The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Steven Okazaki's 1990 Oscar-winning documentary short Days of Waiting on the big screen for one night only on Monday, October 6 at 7:30pm at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. It'll be followed by Barbara Kopple's American Dream, which won the Oscar for documentary feature that same year.

Days of Waiting tells the story of Estelle Peck Ishigo, a Caucasian artist who refused to be separated from her Nisei when the government incarcerated 110,000 of Japanese Americans in 1942. Thus, she was one of the few Caucasians to be interned with Japanese Americans during World War II.

Through vivid use of Ishigo's own memoirs, photos, and paintings, as well as historic film footage, Okazaki crafts an intimate portrait of an extraordinary woman who may have otherwise been forgotten by history, and her experience in the Japanese American concentration camps.

The screening is part of an ongoing series of the documentary shorts and feature Oscar winners from 1988 to 1997, and features a new print of Days of Waiting made especially for the series. Tickets are $5 for non-Academy members and $3 for Academy members. For more information about the screening and the series, go here.

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