ONLINE DISCUSSION of Our Island’s Treasure

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7:00 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2020
Location: Online Event (click for map)

Beacon Hill Meaningful Movies is partnering with Mount Baker Meaningful Movies to show “Our Island’s Treasure.”

Before the event, please watch the film here: https://www.riseforhenoko.com/

Then on May 28 at 7PM, join us for a discussion of the film: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81994188815.

During the event, if you need help with access or use of Zoom features, you can text Jim at (206) 295 6891 or Judith at (206) 721 0480.

“Our Island’s Treasure,” made by Portland high school student, Kaiya Yonamine, is a call to stop the U.S. military from building a new military base in Okinawa on top of a coral reef. This film documents Okinawan’s resistance to the construction of the base in Oura Bay. The ocean landfill work is destroying a thousand-year-old coral reefs- and other aquatic life in the bay, including a manatee-like marine animal vulnerable to extinction. This is a tragic waste of our environment & our tax dollars, as well as a threat to racial justice and sovereignty.

Will you help protect the people and ocean at Henoko Bay, Okinawa by supporting their campaign to canceling the military base construction? Find out more how you can help prevent this tragic waste at their website “Rise For Henoko” website including the free documentary, news stories, and resources for action including news, and petition. Go to https://www.riseforhenoko.com/

This event is free to the public, although donations are appreciated to help cover costs. Donations can be made at our website here: https://meaningfulmovies.org/.

Special Guests: Tracy Lai, National Secretary of Asian Pacific Americans Labor Alliance and Vice President for Human Rights, American Federation of Teachers-WA ; Stan Shikuma, From Hiroshima to Hope (FHTH), etc. ; Kaiya & Moe Yonamine, Filmmaker & NW regional contacts

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165498894880602/

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 30 minutes

Director: Kaiya Yonamine

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