In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community will come together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for the Big Read Las Cruces. Join us for a series of live virtual events including a screening of Rabbit in the Moon.
Rabbit in the Moon uncovers a buried history of political tensions, social and generational divisions, and resistance and collaboration in the Japanese American Internment camps. With fascinating archival and recently recovered home movies, Filmmaker Emiko Omori and her older sister Chizuko, who were children when they went to the camps, also confront their own family secrets. Panel discussion following the film with Emiko Omori and Chizuko Omori is moderated by national JACL director David Inoue.