80 Years Later

80 Years Later is a documentary that engages with the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational conversations of the Shimizu and Fujiu families. Filmed on location at familial landmarks throughout the U.S., the film provides an intimate view into how Japanese incarceration continues to impact views of family, self, race, and culture generations later. 

On the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans in World War II, families still grapple with the ongoing legacy of their experience. How does one inherit traumatic history across generations?

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