The Hawai‘i Japanese Center, in partnership with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, will present two showings of the documentary film, “Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i Island,” on Saturday, April 28, at the HJC in Hilo. The showings are scheduled for 11 a.m. and
1:30 p.m.

The film is part of the JCCH’s four-part series on Hawai‘i’s World War II confinement sites, with each segment focusing on the internment history of a different island: O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Island. The film explores the personal stories of the Japanese Americans on the Big Island — from their initial imprisonment at Kïlauea Military Camp, their transfer to O‘ahu, and their eventual incarceration in places like New Mexico, Arkansas and Arizona.

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