WE CAME BACK FOR YOU

We Came Back for You is a film poem based on a poem by the same name by Satsuki Ina, a psychotherapist and activist who is one of the featured “heroes” in the exhibition, Transcendients: Heroes at Borders. The film features Ina reciting her poem over a montage of photographs of her during and after her incarceration during World War II, footage preserved in the archives of the Japanese American National Museum, and images of Ina’s current activism that connect the travesty of democracy then to the present-day crisis occurring on the U.S.-Mexico border, where immigrant refugee families are being separated and held in detention centers indefinitely.

Plays with: Documentary Panorama Shorts

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Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: Limited Virtual, Virtual, Hale Virtual Festival
Only Accessible from: USA

Live Stream

Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Akira Boch, Taiji Terasaki
PRODUCER(S)Karen Ishizuka, Japanese American National Museum, Taiji Terasaki
CINEMATOGRAPHERChristiaan Kuypers, Taylor Oishi

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: World Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 8 Minutes
LANGUAGE: English

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