Exploring Intersecting Histories and Collective Strength
Step into the captivating narrative of 'Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust,' a poignant cinematic exploration that unveils the soulful essence of a place and its resilient inhabitants. Witness the intergenerational journey of women from diverse communities, fiercely defending their land, heritage and culture against the unyielding grasp of Los Angeles' unquenchable thirst for water. This refreshing retelling of LA's water saga intertwines the narratives of Native Americans, Japanese-American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists, forging an unexpected alliance to safeguard Payahuunadü (Owens Valley), known as 'the land of flowing water.'
Following the screening, delve deeper into this compelling narrative through a Q&A panel discussion featuring acclaimed filmmaker Ann Kaneko and Japanese American incarceration historian Hana Maruyama. Join this immersive experience that blends history, culture and activism, shedding light on a powerful story of resilience and unity.