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“Filmmaker tells personal story of Manzanar” | Los Angeles Times

In the Press, News

For Burbank native Brett Kodama, his film about his grandmother’s experience at the Manzanar War Relocation Center during World War II became more than just an informative piece about internment camps and a way to fund other film projects down the road. 

Kodama’s documentary, “One-Two-One-Seven: A Story of Japanese Internment,” turned into his own political statement on what could happen again under the wrong leadership in the United States. FULL STORY.

Post’s Lonnae O’Neal Takes Her Son To The Festival

DC, In the Press

I missed the civil rights movement, but at the third March on Washington Film Festival, I was transfixed.

That decades old history is so much a part of our present.

Those 20th century moments are sending shout-outs to this one: Here’s how it was, here are our stories — don’t they sound familiar — and Lord, it’s good to see you.

Of course, that last part is just the old movement folks in the audience having their little reunions during the festival, which ends Saturday. FULL STORY

BYT Interviews Beth Lynk

DC, In the Press

Occurring from July 15-25, 2015, the March on Washington Film Festival enters its third year. Originated in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the march itself, it now exists with the express goal of maintaining a social and cultural link to the civil rights movement. Now, three years later the festival’s goals — much like the civil rights movement’s goals — encompass everything from creating positive spaces to discussing troubling issues surrounding race and racism to improving the presentation of the movement as an educational tool.

Brightest Young Things had the opportunity to speak with Beth Lynk, a Senior Associate at The Raben Group and an Associate Producer at the March on Washington Film Festival. With a compassionate eye aimed at awareness, education and preservation of the movement’s legacy, she does well in addressing the importance of the festival. FULL STORY

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