Manzanar: “Never Again” Released – Video by Ken Burns: Watch It Here!

UPDATE, AUGUST 23, 2012: Video has been re-encoded and is now viewable on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad).


Ken Burns
Photo: Cable Risdon/Courtesy PBS

Manzanar: “Never Again,” a short film by critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, has been released by WETA-TV (Public Television in Washington, D.C.) and Florentine Films. The mini-documentary is one of five such films produced by WETA and Florentine Films as part of their Untold Stories project.

Manzanar: “Never Again” was shown at a preview screening at the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History in Lone Pine, California on April 24, 2009. It was also screened at the Manzanar At Dusk program on April 25, 2009, following the 40th Manzanar Pilgrimage, held earlier that day at the Manzanar National Historic Site.

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Ken Burns Short “Manzanar – Never Again” To Be Screened At Manzanar At Dusk Program

LOS ANGELES — Manzanar – Never Again, a short film by critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, will be screened at the Manzanar At Dusk program, to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Lone Pine High School gymnasium, starting at 5:00 PM PDT.

Manzanar At Dusk follows the traditional Manzanar Pilgrimage program, which is scheduled for noon PDT at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located approximately nine miles north of Lone Pine on US Highway 395 in California’s Owens Valley, approximately 230 miles north of Los Angeles.

Manzanar – Never Again looks at the interconnected stories of Japanese American internment during World War II, the community’s efforts to commemorate the Manzanar concentration camp, and the ongoing work of Manzanar National Historic Site and the Manzanar Committee to educate visitors about civil rights. Read more of this post