Item # 040101.
Produced by Ann Kaneko, Joanne Oppenheim, Sharon Yamato.
A Flicker in Eternity is the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Based on Hayami's own diary, this documentary is the firsthand account of a 15-year-old thrust into the turmoil of World War II and is a poignant reminder of the indignity of incarceration and the tragedy of war. Through Stanley's endearing cartoons and witty observations, this film chronicles his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. It is based on his diary and letters, which are archived at the Japanese American National Museum, and Joanne Oppenheim's book Stanley Hayami, Nisei Son.
Running time: 25 min.
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Stanley Hayami’s diary and letters are archived at JANM and are the subject of the exhibition A Life in Pieces: The Diary and Letters of Stanley Hayami (July 09, 2021 - January 09, 2022).