Japanese American National Museum Collection

Japanese American National Museum

The Japanese American National Museum of Los Angeles and the Academy Film Archive collaborate to care for and provide access to home movies that document the Japanese American experience. The unique films in this collection, shot by Japanese American amateur filmmakers, date from the 1920s to the 1960s. These home movies capture a wide variety of subjects, including family celebrations, cultural events, people at work, leisure activities, and vacations. The collection also contains rare footage of United States World War II internment camps filmed by Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in the camps. Established in 1992, the JANM Collection currently contains over 250 home movies and continues to grow.

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