Passing Poston (2008, 60 min.)
Directors: Joe Fox, James Nubile Produced by: Fly On the Wall
One of ten War Relocation Authority (WRA) camps where Americans
of Japanese descent were forced to live during World War II, Poston
was built on the Colorado River Indian Tribes Reservation, by
agreement between the WRA and the Office of Indian Affairs (OIA).
Internees cultivated the surrounding lands, transforming the arid
landscape into productive fields. Since the war, Native Americans
have continued to farm these reservation areas. The film tells
the Poston story through the experience of four Japanese Americans
who lived in the camp.
Image credit: Audience at Club Red Radio,
2000 Native American Film and Video Festival - photograph by Amalia Córdova,