- 77 mins
In REDISCOVERING HISTORY, we find multigenerational conversations between concentration camp survivors and their descendants, as well as two dramatic shorts — depicting resettlement from the camps to Chicago, and a fantasy romance between two young women set in the ruins of the Manzanar concentration camp. Included films:
- 80 Years Later (2022, 50 min.)
- Resettlement: Chicago Story (2022, 16 min.)
- Shikata Ga Nai (It Cannot Be Helped) (2022, 11 min.)
ADVANCE ONLINE TICKET SALES TO IN-PERSON SCREENINGS END FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2023 AT 5 P.M. PT.
Individual ticket sales will be available at $12 per program ($25 for Untold Story in SF) on the day of the event.
In this program
Directed by Celine Parreñas Shimizu
On the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned Japanese Americans in World War II, 80 Years Later captures how families continually grapple with the legacy of their experience. Beyond physical appearances, habits and tendencies, how does one inherit trauma across generations?
Directed by Reina Higashitani
Several years after the U.S. government’s forced incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII, the Yamamoto family runs a struggling dry-cleaning business in Chicago.
Directed by Kevin Kodama
A fantasy romance set in the ruins of a Japanese American incarceration camp where two young women attempt to reconcile their relationship as ghosts.