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Directed by: Ann Kaneko

Runtime: 84 min

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Film Type: Documentary

Post-film Q&A with director Ann Kaneko

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.


Best Documentary–2021 San Diego Asian Film Festival

Official Selection:

2021 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival
2021 CAAMFest
2021 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2021 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival


Nominated for Best Music Score–2021 IDA Documentary Awards

Tuesday, April 26 @ 7:00 PM

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Available to stream April 26-May 2, 2022 or until all tickets are reserved, whichever happens first.


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