The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)’s 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, BIMA hopes to highlight the history, experiences, aftermath, and present-day parallels to the 1942 imprisonment of Americans.
Throughout this series, BIMA will be looking at the impacts–both past and present–of xenophobia, racism, courage, survival, and the fight for justice by screening period dramas, War Relocation Authority (WRA) propaganda shorts, documentaries featuring Bainbridge Islanders, and examinations of our post 9/11 world.
From Sheila Hughes, BIMA’s Executive Director: “We are excited to be hosting such a timely and important film series at BIMA, and to be a space where histories of past injustice can help us shape a more equitable future. As a community partner, we are both proud and grateful that Puget Sound Energy continues to support our shared vision of building a safe, thoughtful, and sustainable world.”
For more information about the series, check out BIMA’s website at www.biartmuseum.org/events/smartfilms-eo9066-at-eighty-series.