Sunday, May 1, 2011

"the cats of mirikitani" club movie showing

Prior to leaving to tule lake we were lucky enough to have the oppurtunity to watch "the cats of mirikitani". It is a movie about an eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani who survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets a local filmmaker brings him into her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. The film is an intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Its well worth the watch...but youll have to see it for yourself, check it out : )

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