Interactions (film)

Title Interactions
Date 2000
Director Justin Lin
Producer Japanese American National Museum with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center in conjunction with the Alhambra School District
Writer Julie Asato; Justin Lin; Daric Loo
Music Mike Gonzales
Editing Justin Lin
Distributor Pyramid Media
Runtime 33 minutes
IMDB Interactions

A 2000 film that chronicles the experiences of four high school students, who are given four days to find out about Japanese American teenagers in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. Equipped with a phone and a computer, Kiet, Christina, Miguel and Lluvia interview former inmates and visit the site of one of the camps, while contemplating the meaning of the wartime incarceration and its relevance to the present.

Interactions was a collaboration between the Japanese American National Museum with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center in conjunction with the Alhambra School District. It was created by Julie Asato, Justin Lin and Daric Loo and directed & edited by Justin Lin. Funding for the project came from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Among its awards are the Gold Award, Historical, 34th Annual Worldfest Houston (2001); Award of Excellence, Educational Institution/Grades K-12, The Videographer Awards (2001); and Chris Statuette (1st Place), Columbus International Film & Video Festival (2000).

Authored by Patricia Wakida