Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Courtesy Of Ann Kaneko

This film exposes the legacy of colonization, racism, and environmental injustice in the Payahuunadü region (California’s Owens Valley).

At the foot of the majestic snow-capped Sierras, Manzanar, the WWII concentration camp, becomes the confluence for memories of Payahuunadü, the now-parched “land of flowing water.” Intergenerational women from Native American, Japanese American and rancher communities form an unexpected alliance to defend their land and water from Los Angeles. Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust, a POV presentation, airs Monday, July 18 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.