From BCB…

At 9 am on Saturday April 25 at the Community Center, the final stage of our two-month reflection on the Japanese Exclusion will occur as Island filmmaker Cameron Snow unveils her movie about the life of community member Kay Sakai Nakao. 

This wrenchingly honest movie begins by chronicling Kay’s pre-war experience during the first 22 years of her life here on the island. It then examines her internment at an American concentration camp, and follows her return to Bainbridge Island. 

After the movie there will be a post-film discussion led by Professor David Schulz, co-author of The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control. Professor Schulz chairs the Communication Department at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, WA, and his discussion will focus on how communal memory is formed, how it is vulnerable to manipulation, and finally, how it can be restored to reflect a more accurate, objective truth. 

It is hoped that through this thoughtful “summary conversation” to the Snow Falling on Cedars community activities our attention will turn toward what lessons we have learned and how we, as a community, can move gracefully forward from this point.

Doors will open for this free event at 8:45, Saturday, April 25. Movie begins at 9 am, No reservation required. Complimentary popcorn included!! For more information, call 206 842-1616 or visit

Credits:  BCB Host, audio tech, and audio editor Joanna Pyle; assistant audio editor Chris Walker; BCB publisher Diane Walker.