MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST

Directed by Ann Kaneko

Filmmakers in attendance. Film program will be followed by Q&A

Beginning in Payahuunadü (“the land of flowing water”), also known as Owens Valley, director Ann Kaneko lights the colonial legacy of injustice shared at the site of Manzanar. This documentary is a contentious memorial to the incarceration of Japanese Americans and the little known grounds where Indigenous communities have fought for their rights to the lands and water that sustain them. Poetically weaving memories of Native Americans, Japanese American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists, this film is an embodiment of solidarity you will not want to miss.  — Micki Davis

CREDITS
Director: Ann Kaneko
Producer: Jin Yoo-Kim, Ann Kaneko
Executive Producer: Tracy Rector
Director of Photography: Ann Kaneko
Editor: Susan Metzger, Ann Kaneko
Composer: Lori Goldston, Steve Fisk, Alex Miranda
Sound Designer: Ben Huff
Cast: Kathy Jefferson Bancroft, Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Monica Embrey, Bruce Embrey, Rose Masters, Mary Roper, Nancy Masters, Beverly Newell, Danelle Gutierrez, Madelon Arai Yamamoto, Henry Nishi, Andy Lipkis

Dates & Times
Past
Aratani Theatre @ JACCC

Thu, Sep 23
8:00 pm