/ Modified feb 22, 2023 11:36 p.m.

"Citizen / Enemy" at the Tucson Desert Art Museum looks at the legacy of Japanese incarcerations during World War II.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Yume Japanese Garden is a dream come true for founder Patricia Deridder; and director Natalia Almada on the connections between humanity, technology & nature in her film "Users."

family waiting hero The Machida family as they waited for transportation to an internment camp in Hayward, California in May 1942.
National Archive

Arizona Spotlight

February 16, 2023

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Featured on the February 16th, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

postcard unsized A part of the “Citizen / Enemy: Japanese Incarceration Camps” exhibit now showing at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.
Photo by Russell Lee (1942)
little boy with luggage unsized This image is featured as a part of the exhibit “Citizen / Enemy: Japanese Incarceration Camps” at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.
Photo by Russell Lee (1942)
  • The Japanese word for “dream” is “yume”. Find out how a dream came true for Patricia Deridder, a Tucson resident who opened the non-profit Yume Japanese Gardens for others to share.
Yume Koi Spotlight Brightly-colored koi swim among aquatic plants at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.
Bob Lindberg, AZPM
YumeGardens-Spotlight After living in Europe and Asia, Patricia Deridder settled in the United States where she eventually opened Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson.
Steve Riggs, AZPM
  • The 2021 documentary “Users” is receiving its Arizona premiere next week at the Fox Tucson Theatre, presented by Natalia Almada, the film’s director and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant” in 2012. Almada tells Mark about the way her film examines the tenuous connections that exist between humanity, technology and nature.

Natalia baby Users spotlight Natalia and her second child during the filming of her 2021 film, "Users."
Users desert farm A scene from "Users" a 2021 film by Natalia Almada.

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