UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures - Performance Details

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FREE Film Screening and Conversation

Manzanar, Diverted:
When Water Becomes Dust

Featuring Director/Producer Ann Kaneko
(2021/2022 Lectures)

Thu, Apr 7
7:00 PM Pacific
(note special time / registration recommended)


An inspired and poetic portrait of a place and its people, Manzanar, Diverted explores the rich yet painful history of California’s Owens Valley, from colonization to water rights. Capturing the intersectionality of the region, the award-winning film chronicles the efforts of an unexpected alliance of Indigenous, environmental activist and Japanese-American World War II incarceree women as they defend their water, history and culture against Los Angeles’ endless thirst. (Ann Kaneko, 2021, 84 min.)

Co-presented with UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center

Justice for All Lead Sponsors:
Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous

With thanks to our visionary partners, Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin, for their support of the Thematic Learning Initiative

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