Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

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A poetic story that travels from the snow-capped Sierras to the parched valley of Payahuunadü ("the land of flowing water"), weaving together memories of an intergenerational group of women from three communities who hold in common an ancestral connection to the water that trickles through deep fissures in the land. Native Americans, former Japanese-American WWII prisoners and environmentalists form an unexpected alliance to defend their water, their history, and their culture, from Los Angeles.

Screening Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy

  • Year
  • Runtime
    84 minutes
  • Country
    Canada, USA
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Ann Kaneko
  • Producer
    Jin Yoo-Kim, Ann Kaneko
  • Executive Producer
    Tracy Rector