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永遠 Eien

Directed by Emily Okamoto, Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai

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

Informed by the Japanese internment during World War II, 永遠 Eien (meaning “forever”) explores a processing of our grandmothers’ camp memories through dance and film. The various cycles of oppression seem never-ending. Can we shift the cycle to a different forever?

Director: Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai, Emily Okamoto
Director of Photography: Ethan Okamoto, Waeli Wang
Editor: Ethan Okamoto
Music: “No. 3 Memorial Day” by Shin Kawasaki & WINGO
Cast: Krystal Matsuyama-Tsai, Emily Okamoto, Eileen Okamoto, Jennie Shitakubo

Plays in


A collection of dance films in which bodies—powerful, precarious, feeling, and knowing—move us.

Dates & Times


Aratani Theatre @ JACCC

Thu, May 12
7:00 pm