Stylized art of water moving through reeds with Manzanar Diverted, When Water Becomes Dust written over it.

Manzanar Diverted film screening

Join us next week, Wednesday, July 7 at the Solar Pavilion in Hess Park for an outdoor screening of Manzanar Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust. Arrive by 7:30pm for a panel discussion with Charlotte Lange and Kris Hohag, moderated by filmmaker Ann Kaneko, followed by the screening at 8:00pm.

Manzanar Diverted follows intergenerational women from three communities who defend their land, their history and their culture from the insatiable thirst of Los Angeles. In this fresh retelling of the LA water story, Native Americans, Japanese-American WWII incarcerees, and environmentalists form an unexpected alliance to preserve Payahuunadü (Owens Valley), “the land of flowing water.”

The screening is free, but please register here beforehand. Outdoor seating is first come first served.

If you can’t make it to the Lee Vining screening, the film will show in Bishop, Big Pine, and Lone Pine the following days. We appreciate being asked to support this important event—the film tour commemorates the 1863 Forced March of Native Americans. We hope to see you next Wednesday in Hess Park.

Screening tour schedule:

Lee Vining
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Solar Pavilion in Hess Park
7:30pm panel / 8:00pm screening
Panel: Kris Hohag, Charlotte Lange, Ann Kaneko (moderator)

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Tri-County Fairgrounds
7:30pm panel / 8:00pm screening
Panel: Monty Bengochia, Jolie Varela, Paul Huette, Teri Red Owl (moderator)

Big Pine
Friday, July 9, 2021
Alan Spoonhunter Memorial Gym, 1050 S Richards Street
6:30pm panel / 8:00pm screening
Panel: Noah Williams, Sage Romero, Ann Kaneko, Danelle Gutierrez (moderator)

Lone Pine
Saturday, July 10, 2021
Tribal Gym, 975 Teya Road
7:00pm panel / 8:00pm screening
Panel: Beverly Newell, Mary Roper, Lillian James, Ann Kaneko, Grace Newell (moderator)

Top photo courtesy of Manzanar Diverted.