Artist Michelle Kumata and Creative Director Tani Ikeda have created a mural and immersive storytelling experience that educates the public about the lesser-known story of the Bellevue Japanese American farmers who were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated during World War II due to their ethnicity.
The mural experience uses AR to share the untold stories of Japanese American farmers in their own words. The stories of the farmers depicted on the mural come alive through three separate AR filters produced from actual video interviews from the Densho archive of Japanese American farmers from Bellevue.
The project was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022 and won the Tribeca X Prize for best immersive storytelling.
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