Join us for the 2nd annual event by The Indo Project at the University of California Irvine.

Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past.

We all live with similar trauma in our families and all deal with it differently. After the movie, we hope to have a candid discussion about what all of this means for us personally (and the next generations) in the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Can we address the truth, forgive and reconcile ourselves with our past and others? What role can or should The Indo Project play in this discussion? And how will you ensure that the Indo legacy doesn’t become a mere footnote in history?

The Railway Man is hosted by the Indo Project in California and has been partially sponsored by Ms. Henny Neys.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Event starts at 6:00 pm. Discussion with Silenced Voices author Inez Hollander after the screening. Reception afterwards with light refreshments included. Event ends 10:00 pm.

The Indo Project is an all-volunteer organization and needs your financial support putting on events like these.


PARKING: $10 in Student Parking Structure located directly across from the Student Center.

DIRECTIONS:  The Student Center is located on the corner of West Peltason Drive and Pereira Drive, directly across from the parking structure. You will see the entrance to the student center once you cross the pedestrian walkway. There is no gate to the campus, but there will be parking attendants at the parking structure if anyone needs help.  FOLLOW THE ROAD SIGNS from campus entrance directing to the parking structure.

The screening will be at the Crystal Cove Auditorium. Enter the Student Center entrance and take the stairs on the left, up to the next level and Crystal Cove Auditorium is right at the top of the stairs.

Please note that there is a Food Court right up the stairs (Wahoo’s, Panda Express, Subway, Wendy’s) so you may want to make arrangements with family & friends to meet there beforehand.

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  1. I am sorry that can’t join you and visit with some of you who I have only met by email. As I live in Santa Fe, NM and have many ties in San Diego it would have been possible to do, but I will be leaving for France for a few weeks towards the end of May.

    I also just became aware of the dates of the Tong Tong Fair in Den Haag (May 27) and I will not be able to attend any part of that either. Had I realized this earlier, I could have rearranged our trip by a few days and flown to Amsterdam instead, spent a few days in Den Haag, and then drive from there to France ……. Oh well.

    As far as The Railway Man is concerned, I have seen it and I left a Comment under the trailer for it (link).

    Have a successful event.

    Leo Keukens

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