Film Screening at Museum of the Moving Image: For the Sake of the Children

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Museum of the Moving Image
Redstone Theater
36-01 35th Avenue (at 37th Street)
Astoria, NY 11106


Dirs. Joe Fox, Marlene Shigekawa. 2017, 65 mins. Digital projection. More details and buy tickets at


Marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the wartime directive that authorized the internment of Japanese citizens and American citizens of Japanese heritage, Museum of the Moving Image and The Noguchi Museum present For the Sake of the Children. This documentary, co-directed and -produced by Joe Fox and Marlene Shigekawa, explores the legacy of the Japanese American incarceration, including its impact—informed by a complex interplay of culture, racial prejudice, history, and intergenerational differences—on current generations, who are descendants of those imprisoned.


For the Sake of the Children follows the journeys of a variety of Japanese Americans from different generations who are searching for their identity as Americans with a unique Japanese American heritage. The individuals profiled in this film include artists, politicians, preservationists, journalists, activists, and young students. Many of their stories have never been told.


For the Sake of the Children is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, on view at The Noguchi Museum through January 7, 2018.


The post-film discussion with the filmmakers will be moderated by Shannon Murphy, Head of Education at The Noguchi Museum.


Free tickets to the screening are included with admission to The Museum of the Moving Image. Attendees will receive a free pass to visit The Noguchi Museum after the screening. Noguchi Museum Members receive a 20% discount with promotional code. Check for the invitation in your inbox, or contact [email protected] to reclaim.





Photo: Sean Dolan. The exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and its related public and educational programs are supported by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.