Visiting Manzanar

Eiko Otake

2019 | 00:11:51 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Eiko Otake, Single Titles

Tags: Asian-American, Crime or Violence, Death and Dying, Eiko Otake: Media Work, Eiko Otake: The Duet Project, Distance is Malleable, History, Memory, Performance

On April 30, 2019, Eiko and Alexis Moh, one of Eiko's collaborators in The Duet Project, visited the Manzanar Historical Site. Manzanar was one of ten American internment camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during the World War II. At the peak (in September 1942), 10,046 Japanese Americans were forced to live in Manzanar.

This video was shot two days after Manzanar Pilgrimage commemorated its 50th anniversary on site.

After decades of advocacy, the Civil Liberties Act was signed by President Reagan in 1988, offering a formal apology and compensation to the surviving victims.

Camera by Marjorie Hunt.

Edited by Eiko Otake with Alexis Moh.

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