Friday Opening Ceremony

On Friday, July 31, we’ll officially welcome everyone to the Pilgrimage with our plenary session, featuring the following:

Omoiyari: A Songfilm

In Omoiyari, composer and songwriter Kishi Bashi embarks on a personal quest to explore and create music in locations relevant to the Japanese American Incarceration during WWII. On this journey, Kishi Bashi comes to terms with his own identity and uncovers a myriad of social issues that have gripping modern relevance. Omoiyari is a genre-breaking artistic exploration that fuses history, music, and the complexities of the human condition.

Kishi Bashi will introduce his feature length documentary.

Watch the trailer HERE

Hollywood to Heart Mountain

Filmmaker and KABC news anchor David Ono will lead this conversation with three successful Japanese American actors whose families were incarcerated at Heart Mountain. Tamlyn Tomita (“Star Trek: Picard”), Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), and Aaron Takahashi (“Mr. Robot”) will reflect on the incarceration and how they came to be where they are today.

A short film featuring the actors as they first arrive at Heart Mountain will accompany this discussion.