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This film is only available to view in the Virtual Showcase from May 20, 2021 at 12pm PT to May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm PT.

This project is part of JACCC's Okagesama: Dance Screening Series, online dance screenings exploring shadows, the body's presence and absence, from JACCC's past, present, and future. Click here to learn more.

During the WWII Japanese American incarceration, Little Tokyo became known as Bronzeville—a center for Black business, culture, and jazz. Yet the hopes for a postwar Black and Japanese American community was never realized. Osato’s dance film awakens this shared experience of racism and the potential power of solidarity.

  • Year
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Marissa Osato
  • Producer
    JACCC, Sustainable Little Tokyo
  • Executive Producer
    Scott Oshima
  • Cast
    Shiori Kamijo, Vickie Roan
  • Cinematographer
    Alex Laya
  • Sound Design
    Sara Sithi-Amnuai