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Directed by Maya Konz, Kajsa Woolford, Nolan Baker, Bailey Wall

Seattle 2016 18 mins.

Personal reflections on the Japanese concentration camps of WWII. 

From filmmakers Maya Konz, Kajsa Woolford, Nolan Baker, and Bailey Wall: While researching WW2, I found stories about Japanese Americans living behind barbed wire in America. When questioning the school’s curriculum about this lack of education, I was told to teach myself. I found that over the years the exclusion hasn’t really been taught in schools, so I decided to educate people through my film.

This project was produced at Ballard High School in Seattle, WA.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.