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Directed by Renee Tajima-Peña

This project is available for viewing from October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Click here to view the project.

Led by a team from UCLA, BUILDING HISTORY 3.0 is an online collection of interactive activities that teach kids about the World War II Japanese American incarceration camps. Everything has been designed for kids—from short documentaries to game-based learning activities in Minecraft. Kids, teachers, parents, and families can learn about what daily life was like for the people who were incarcerated in the camps and why their stories are relevant today.

Project And Film Director: Renee Tajima-Peña
Project And Film Producer: Janet Chen
Curriculum Designer: Randall Fujimoto
Educational Technology Specialist And Teacher: Kim Bathker
Web And Graphic Designer: Charity Capili Ellis
Project Coordinator: Melody Chen

Join us on October 10, 2020 at 10am PT for “Itsy Bitsy Time x Building History 3.0” where audiences can participate in a live demo workshop. Bring your little ones for a mid-morning session of fun and games! Click here to RSVP.


Itsy Bitsy Time x Building History 3.0

Typically hosted following our Itsy Bitsy Shorts film program, we continue the tradition during this year’s Festival with Itsy Bitsy Time, which invites our youngest audience members for a mid-morning session of fun and games.

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REORIENT: Emerging Media

REORIENT highlights creative works in emerging media—virtual reality, video games, live streaming, and more. Although we are sheltering at home, the projects featured here bring us to outer space and the depths of the ocean, into digital worlds, and the minds of plants. This year’s program also showcases innovative responses to the constraints of creating and connecting amidst a global pandemic. From Zoom performances to interactive soundscapes, these projects offer compelling explorations of our relationship to community, memory, and the world(s) around us. — Sue Ding

Dates & Times



Sat, Oct 10
10:00 am


Thu, Oct 1
12:00 pm