Growing up in Internment Camps

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“Emiko Omori Retrospective: Rabbit on the Moon” exihibit at MoMA (reprinted with permission from MoMA).

Filmmaker Emiko Omori joins us to discuss a retrospective of her films at MoMA titled, “Emiko Omori Retrospective: Rabbit in the Moon.” Omori is a Japanese-American woman who grew up in an internment camp. Her 1999 film “Rabbit on the Moon” recounts the story of two sisters, Emiko Omori and her co-producer, Chizu Omori, who as children were uprooted from their home in southern California and incarcerated with their family and thousands of others in internment camps during World War II. Emiko Omori was also the first woman news cameraperson in San Francisco in 1968.

The retrospective is a part of MoMA’s Doc Fortnight 2017. There will be a screening of "Rabbit in the Moon," followed by a discussion with Emiko and Chizu Omori, on Wednesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm at MoMA (11 West 53rd St). For more information, click here.