Eyes on the Road: Manzanar

By April 29, 2014Documentary, Fly News

Manzanar1This week, we’re filming  in California for For the Sake of the Children, our latest documentary piece. We are honored to produce this video on behalf of the Poston Community Alliance (PCA), an organization that works to preserve the stories and memories of those forcibly interned in concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

On Saturday, April 26, our team joined former Manzanar internees and their families at a program called Manzanar at Dusk. Here, generations of Japanese-Americans joined together to discuss their experiences, collective memories and the impact of the internment.

Above, Joe Fox (left), PCA’s Marlene Shigekawa (center) and James Nubile stand before the memorial monument at the Manzanar concentration camp in California. This wind-chilled, sun-drenched locale in a remote area at the foot of the Sierra Nevada held over 110,000 Japanese-American prisoners during World War II. Having experienced the unfriendly climate for ourselves, we can definitely attest to the fact that life here must have been difficult and unpleasant.