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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents: February Film Festival

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Name: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents: February Film Festival
Date: February 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Event Description:
Join us on Friday evenings in February for our annual February Film Festival where we feature independent films in the Calf Barn. 

Friday, February 10
Manzanar Diverted (84 min)
An inspired and poetic portrait of a place and its people, MANZANAR, DIVERTED: WHEN WATER BECOMES DUST 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.” Featuring breathtaking photography and immersive soundscapes, the film recounts more than 150 years of history, showing how this distant valley is inextricably tied to the City of Los Angeles. It reveals the forced removals of the Nüümü (Paiute) and the Newe (Shoshone) who were marched out of the Valley in the 1860s by the US Army, and the Japanese Americans who were brought here from their West Coast homes and incarcerated in a World War II internment camp. Water lured outsiders in and continues to fuel the greed which has sucked this once lush place dry.

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm - Calf Barn
1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester Hills, Michigan 48306
Date/Time Information:
Friday, February 10, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Contact Information:
Cathy Fitzpatrick
Museum members are free
Non-Members: $5/Adults, $3/Seniors and Students

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