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Manzanar: Never Again (film)


Short film shot at a Manzanar Pilgrimage . Attendees—including former inmates and their descendants—talk about Manzanar , the aftermath of camp, and the evolution of the pilgrimages and the Manzanar National Historic Site as we see scenes of the pilgrimage and the preparations for it. The role of activist Sue Kunitomi Embrey is highlighted in reminiscences of those who knew her; her own words are read by an actress.

Manzanar: Never Again was one of five short documentaries and one longer film that made up the "Untold Stories Project," a companion to Ken Burns' PBS documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea produced by Florentine Films for Washington, D.C. public television station WETA. The "Untold Stories Project" focuses on ethnic minorities and the national park system and was funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund. Manzanar: Never Again premiered at a screening in Lone Pine, California, in April of 2009.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like Pilgrimage (2006); California's Gold with Huell Howser: Songbird of Manzanar (2005); California's Gold with Huell Howser: Manzanar (2002)

Media Details
Release Date 2008
Runtime 14 minutes
Director Roger Sherman
Producer Roger Sherman
Writer Susan Shumaker
Narrator Ken Burns
Starring Marjory Sperling (interviewee), Pat Sakamoto (interviewee), Koo Sakamoto (interviewee), Bruce Embrey (interviewee), Sets Tomita (interviewee), Jenni Kuida (interviewee), Alisa Lynch (interviewee), Monica Mariko Embrey (interviewee), Tom Leatherman (interviewee), Kerry Cababa (voice of Sue Embrey)
Cinematography Roger Sherman
Editing Christy Denes
Studio Florentine Films
For More Information

For More Information

" Manzanar: 'Never Again' Released—Video by Ken Burns: Watch It Here! " Manzanar Committee Blog, July 18, 2009. Includes streaming version of the full film.

" The Untold Stories Project. " PBS The National Parks: America's Best Idea website.