Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation and Full Spectrum Features to Present “Hidden Histories” Film Series at Hyart Film Festival
POWELL, WY– The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation is partnering with Full Spectrum Features to present a series of three short films about Japanese American incarceration at the Hyart Film Festival in Lovell on Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. A short discussion will follow. Admission to the Hyart Film Festival is only $5.00 and the public is invited to attend.
Full Spectrum Features is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity in the media arts. Their “Hidden Histories” series is a touring program of five short narrative films about Japanese American incarceration during WWII. Three of the films, “The Orange Story,” “One of Many,” and “Taidama,” will be shown at Friday’s event. Afterward, Jason Matsumoto from Full Spectrum Features and Dakota Russell from the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation will lead a discussion about the films and the historical events that inspired them.
“We are extremely pleased to be a partner in this event,” said Russell, who is the Museum Manager at Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. “We strive every day to bring wider exposure to this historic injustice, and we congratulate Full Spectrum Features and the Hyart Film Festival on recognizing its importance through these films.”
Heart Mountain Interpretive Center tells the story of some 14,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated in Wyoming from 1942 through 1945. The center is located between Cody and Powell on Highway 14A. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and seniors. Children under 12 and members of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation are free. For more information please call (307) 754-8000 or visit www.heartmountain.org.