The Onyx Theatre
Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

Onyx Downtown
5/26: Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) is pleased to partner with The Onyx Downtown at the Nevada Theatre on Sunday, May 26 at 7pm in presenting MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST, an inspired and poetic portrait of a place and its people. The documentary follows intergenerational women from three communities who defend their land, their history and their culture from the insatiable thirst of Los Angeles. In this fresh retelling of the LA water story, Native Americans, Japanese-American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists form an unexpected alliance to preserve Payahuunadü (Owens Valley), “the land of flowing water.” Featuring breathtaking photography and immersive soundscapes, the film recounts more than 150 years of history, showing how this distant valley is inextricably tied to the city of Los Angeles. It reveals the forced removals of the Nüümü (Paiute) and the Newe (Shoshone) who were marched out of the Valley in the 1860s by the US Army, and the Japanese Americans who were brought here from their West Coast homes and incarcerated in a World War II concentration camp. Water lured outsiders in and continues to fuel the greed which has sucked this once lush place dry. Filmmaker Ann Kaneko will appear virtually for Q&A after the screening. MANZANZAR, DIVERTED screened at 28 film festivals worldwide earning Best Documentary at San Diego Asian Film Festival and honorable Mentions at CAAMFEST and Milwaukee Film Festival. This is a fundraiser for CATS and tickets are $13.
This is a fundraiser for CATS - Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra. This movie screens at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City ALL AGES. Tickets are $13. Virtual Q&A w/Filmmaker.

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  • Genre:Documentary
  • Director:Ann Kaneko
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