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to peer through veils

Directed by Marissa Osato

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

During the WWII Japanese American incarceration, Little Tokyo became known as Bronzeville—a center for Black business, culture, and jazz. Yet the hope for a postwar Black and Japanese American community was never realized. “to peer through veils” awakens this shared experience of racism and the potential power of solidarity.

Director: Marissa Osato
Producer: Scott Oshima
Director of Photography: Alex Laya
Editor: Alex Laya
Production Designer: Margaux Morales
Composer: Sara Sithi-Amnuai
Sound Designer: Sara Sithi-Amnuai
Music: Sara Sithi-Amnuai
Cast: Shiori Kamijo, Vickie Roan

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