WHO/WHAT: The Honolulu Museum of Art presents, From Comic Book to Screenplay, a workshop where attendees can interact with Stacey Hayashi, filmmaker and author of “Journey of Heroes: The Story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team,” and the featured work in “Navigating a Minefield: A Manga Depicting Japanese Americans in the Second World War.” Hayashi will also share her creative process and help guests translate their own ideas into comic books or screenplays. Hayashi and “Journeys of Heroes” artist Damon Wong’s works are featured in HOMA’s Gallery 3. The exhibition is HoMA’s first manga showcase to address the internationalization of manga and its connection to Japan’s cultural diaspora to discuss Hawai‘i’s Nisei community. HoMA’s presentation of “Navigating a Minefield” commemorates the eightieth anniversary of the 442nd RCT’s formation in 1943 and pays tribute to Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during WWII. The exhibition includes clips and memorabilia from Hayashi’s award-winning live-action 2017 film “Go for Broke.” 

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, Jan. 21, 6 to 8 p.m., Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania St. The “Navigating a Minefield” exhibit is open through Sunday, March 5.; open Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m. For more information, visit honolulumuseum.org.

TICKETS: $35 From Comic Book to Screenplay workshop. To register please visit honolulumuseum.org/events/14930. Museum admission: $10 Hawai‘i resident general admission; $20 non-resident general admission, free for youth 18 and under.


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