ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., presents a screening of “Manzanar, Diverted When Water Becomes Dust” by Ann Kaneko and Jin Yoo-Kim Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

Three communities intersect, sharing histories of forced removal – Japanese Americans who were incarcerated at the Manzanar WWII concentration camp; Native Americans who were forced from these lands; and ranchers turned environmentalists, who were bought out by the LA Department of Water and Power. How do they come together in the present moment to defend their land and water from Los Angeles?

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (

This program will be shown simultaneously in the library’s community room and via Zoom. For more information or for links to attend via Zoom, please email by 4 p.m. Aug. 18 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

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Mary Roper and Nancy Masters at Manzanar. Kyle Green/Julio Martinez