On Thursday, April 21, Virginia Humanities director of education Emma Ito will join the award-winning photojournalist Regina H. Boone for a conversation about Boone’s latest documentary film A Vanished Dream: Wartime Story of My Japanese Grandfather.

The film documents Boone’s search for her Japanese grandfather who disappeared when Boone’s father was only three years old. Through her search, Boone uncovers the traumatic history of her family’s life in the segregated South during and after World War II.

Those interested in attending the discussion are encouraged to watch the film ahead of time, available for free here. Audience members are asked to submit their questions ahead of time through this online form. Boone will answer them during the event.

This virtual discussion is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago and is free and open to the public, but prior registration is required.

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