Celluloid Film Festival Educational Series

Celluloid Film Festival OWWCC Educational Series

Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014, 12pm at The Historic Lynwood Theatre

This year, the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival will feature a special series of documentaries that thread stories about Japanese American Exclusion, Bainbridge Island, and Manzanar, which was the first confinement-site where people of Japanese descent were incarcerated during WWII. A special added fourth film includes a journey back to Minidoka, the camp where most in the Puget Sound area were incarcerated.
The films selected to be shown are:

  • After Silence: civil rights and the Japanese American WWII Exclusion, by Lois Shelton, which documents a group of Bainbridge High School photography students working with Dr. Frank Kitamoto on a collection of images documenting his experiences with the Exclusion. Dr. Kitamoto was one of the founders of the Island’s Only What We Can Carry (OWWCC) Project. Sadly, he passed away earlier this year.
  • Brenda Berry’s Only What They Could Carry – Return to Manzanar, which tells the story through the lens of a delegation of Bainbridge Islanders who journey to the former Manzanar concentration camp as part of the Island’s OWWCC project.
Brenda at Manzanar

EduCulture Board Member Brenda Berry shooting Only What They Could Carry at Manzanar.

Educational Panel

EduCulture’s OWWCC, with Bainbridge Island History Museum (BIHM) and Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC), will host a post-film panel discussion at the Festival featuring former delegates, along with educational resources about the experience of exclusion and its legacy for this Island community and beyond.  Guest panelists for the discussion will be Kay Sakai Nakao, Karen McCormic Beierle, Mary Woodward, and Vern Nakata.

  • The Manzanar Fishing Club by Cory Shiozaki, about a small group of Japanese Americans incarcerated at Manzanar who sought personal freedom by sneaking outside the barbed wire past armed soldiers to catch fresh fish in mountain streams.
  • Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers is both a historical portrait of Fumiko, her family and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community in the decades before World War II as well as a contemporary story which follows then 97-year old Fumi and her daughter Natalie as they return to the site of the former Minidoka camp, their first trip back together in 63 years. The film reveals how the iconic photograph of mother and daughter became the impetus for Fumiko to publicly lobby against the injustices of the past.

Fumiko photo

Following the first three films, at 3pm the community is invited to attend a special memorial screening of Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol. Born on Bainbridge Island over 103 years ago, she was the oldest living Bainbridge Island Japanese American survivor of WWII.  Fumiko Hayashida died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, November 2nd.
To honor the legacy and memory of Fumiko Hayashida, a special memorial screening of this award-winning documentary will take place on Sunday, November 16th, 3 PM at the Lynwood Theater. The screening occurs at the same time a Celebration of Life memorial will be taking place in Seattle, and time for reflection will be part of this special Bainbridge Island event.

Katy Curtis, Education Coordinator at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, explains why the Arts & Humanities Council and its partners have added this film to the schedule.  “With the family’s blessings we will honor Fumiko, and we will let people know that if they are not going to the city for her Celebration of Life on that day, they can still come together to honor this remarkable woman, and beloved Island icon, at the Lynwood Theatre.”


EduCulture’s Northwest Foodshed Series: Join us for a Fall Farm to Table Dinner

Sunday, November 9, 2014; 4-7 pm

Hosted at Mossback
26185 Ohio Avenue NE, Kingston, WA

Know where your foods come from
 by the patience displayed while putting them up, while peeling, skinning, coring or gutting them, while pit-roasting, poaching or fermenting them, while canning, salting or smoking them, while arranging them on a plate for our eyes to behold
. Know where your food comes from by the slow savoring of each and every morsel, by letting their fragrances lodge in your memory reminding you of just exactly where you were the very day that you became blessed by each of their distinctive flavors.
– Gary Nabhan, A Terroir-ist’s Manifesto for Eating in Place


Taste your way through four courses of the late fall harvest and celebrate in the spirit of convivial gratitude for the bounty of our Northwest foodshed through a slow and authentic farm to table dining experience.

Farm to Table Dinner, Summer 2014

  • Enjoy a locally grownfarm to fork to cork dinner, with a menu built on what is seasonal and regional, all sourced locally, fairly and sustainably
  • Dine at the new Mossback restaurant. Meals prepared and presented by regionally renowned Food Shed
  • The food will be sourced from wild and cultivated landscapes of the Puget Sound
  • Each course will be paired with slow drinks, locally grown and produced
  • Be a co-producer in supporting our local food community
  • Be a part of seeding & supporting locally grown Edible Education Programs for local preschools, elementary and secondary schools 
The Food Shed staff plating a delicious dessert at a past  Farm to Table dinner.

The Food Shed staff plating a delicious dessert at a past Farm to Table dinner.

This foodshed to fork dinner is part of a series of seasonal dinners aimed at bringing people together around the wild and cultivated food traditions of our Pacific Northwest bioregion, some call Salmon Nation.  This program is part of EduCulture’s effort to respond to a call for community-based edible experiences grounded in tasting what we most need to learn about our local and regional foodshed.


Mingling Course

  • Artisan Flat Bread, Pilaf Seed Crackers, Hansville Creamery Goat Cheese, Iggy’s Kraut Sampler, Heirloom Pepper Spread

To be served with botanical soft gin and pear Herbal Shrub Cocktails OR Seltzer Pear Herbal Shrub Mocktails.

Salad Course 

  • Beet and Kale Salad with Roasted Chestnuts and Citrus Vinaigrette


  • Laksa; A Malaysian Pumpkin Stew served with cilantro, lime and coconut milk


  • Heirloom Turkey with Roasted Brussels and Makah Ozette Potatoes with sage and apple sauce OR Vegetarian Option: Heirloom Peppers stuffed with Israeli Cous Cous and Yams

To be served with your choice of hand-selected local cider, micro brew or wine of choice.


  • House Made Cardamon Ice Cream with Ginger Pumpkin Cakes, topped with Cranberry Sauce and Roasted Pepitas

To be served with choice of coffee, tea, signature grappa shot or hand selected dessert wine.

Here is a list of local producers featured in this meal: Around the Table, Bainbridge island Farms, Broken Ground Farms, Butler Green Farms, EduCulture’s Edible Education Programs, Farmhouse Organics, Gregory Farms, Laughing Crow Farms, Hansville Creamery, Iggy’s Foods, Bainbridge Vineyards, Bainbridge Brewery, Valholl Brewery, Tucker Distillery, Grounds for Change.

Bring your family or friends, or gift someone a place at the table.

$95 per person, a portion of which will be tax deductible. This special event is a farmraiser to help underwrite our edible education programs for local schools. 

You can reserve your place at the table in the following ways:

1) Purchase seats at Mossback during open hours.

2) Click here to purchase seats on line through our Pay Pal account (mention Farm-3 Table Dinner and number of guests in ‘note’ section).

3) Contact us and mail a check (payable to Global Source Education) to EduCulture at Global Source Education, PO Box 11316, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110.

For more information or to reserve seats, please contact EduCulture at 206-780-5797 or admin@EduCultureProject.org.  Seating is limited.

Click here to read more about EduCulture’s Northwest Foodshed Series dinner last fall.

Click here to read more about our Summer 2014 dinner.

About Mossback & The Food Shed The Food Shed’s objective is to cultivate conscious consumption by advocating local and sustainable food sources and cycles. They strive to be stewards of our own foodshed by providing local food experiences, enriching relationships between micro-producers, growers and local consumers, and modeling a “cradle to cradle” food hub that is centered in a deep local economy. The Food Shed makes sure every step along the food chain, from production to recycling, works in a cyclical and durable progression. We are working to pioneer new ways of collaboration and food interdependence, which in turn encourages farm literacy and folk culture and micro economic viability from the root of the community. To learn more about The Food Shed, visit www.KitsapFoodShed.com or see their Facebook page.