During WWII, after the US was bombed by the Japanese in Pearl Harbor, the US government ‘relocated’ Japanese Americans living in the US seizing their property and houses. Japanese American director Rea Tajiri recalls her parents experiences during internment through personal and cultural memories. History and Memory is a film that, through traces and fragments of images and poetry, unravels a history of memories that were denied and distorted by the official history that America presented through Hollywood motion pictures and film footage. (Kim Seon-A)
The History and Memory website address is http://www.ucr.edu/classes/fvc. This website was made by Japanese American college students.
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Rea Tajiri is the award-winning film and video filmmaker. Her works have been screened internationally at Rotterdam Film Festival, Berlinale, and Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. Her works include Hitchcock Trilogy(1987), Strawberry Fields(1997) and Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice(1993).