History and Memory

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Title

History and Memory

Subject

woman filmmaker, documentary, history, experimental

Description

A film I taught with and still do because of Tajima's amazing mix of documentary, fiction, history, art, and feminism.

Date

1991

Abstract

The film draws from a variety of sources: Hollywood spectacle, government propaganda, newsreels, memories of the living, and sprits of the dead, as well as Tajiri's own intuitions of a place she has never visited, but of which she has a memory. More than simply calling attention to the gaps in the story of the Japanese American internment, this important film raises questions about collective history - questions that prompt Tajiri to daringly re-imagine and re-create what has been stolen and what has been lost. (Kanopy)

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Director

Rea Tajiri

Files

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Citation

“History and Memory,” VHS Activism Archive , accessed June 22, 2024, https://activismvhs.omeka.net/items/show/814.

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