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JAN 27 Film Screening: ‘Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust’

January 13, 2023

Manzanar, Diverted is a powerful documentary film on the linked histories of Indigenous dispossession, Japanese American incarceration, and struggles over water in the desertified Owens Valley of California, lands once known as Payahüünadü—the place where the water always flows. Join us for a screening of the film and discussion with director Ann Kaneko. Ann will be in conversation with Dana Arviso, Sage Romero, and Alex Miranda. Dana is director of Unite:ED in the UW College of Education, and an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and grew up on the Bishop Paiute-Shoshone Indian Reservation in California. Sage was one of the film’s sound artists and a member of the Tovowahamatu Numu (Big Pine Paiute) and Tuah-Tahi (Taos Pueblo) Tribes. Alex Miranda, also a sound artist on the film, is a contemporary Payómkawichum (Luiseno) artist from Southern California.