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Japanese American history remembered; composer Julia Adolphe; Dir. Sydney Freeland

Published March 17, 2017 at 3:54 PM PDT
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War Relocation Authority photo, taken at the Jerome concentration camp in Arkansas, June 18, 1944.
Japanese American National Museum
War Relocation Authority photo, taken at the Jerome concentration camp in Arkansas, June 18, 1944.

A new Japanese American National Museum (JANM) exhibit remembers the dark history of legalized discrimination in the US. Classical music composer Julia Adolphe is a rising star with a new work at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Director Sydney Freeland discusses her coming-of-age movie "Deidra & Laney Rob a Train."

An exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum documents the 1942 executive order that forced more than 100,000 Japanese-Americans into detention camps.
Her latest film, “Deidra & Laney,” is a coming-of-age story about two teenage sisters who go down an unusual path to support themselves.
The young composer is already attracting national attention with her nuanced use of color and texture.
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