The feature documentary 80 YEARS LATER explores the racial inheritance of Japanese American family incarceration during World War II through multigenerational conversations with survivors and their descendants.

In the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans in World War II, families still grapple with the legacy of their experience. How does one inherit traumatic history across generations?


  • Celine Parreñas Shimizu: Director, The Celine Archive
  • J. Reid Miller: Writer
  • Celine Parreñas Shimizu: Writer, The Celine Archive
  • Dan Shimizu: Producer, The Celine Archive
  • J. Reid Miller: Producer
  • Celine Parreñas Shimizu: Producer, The Celine Archive
  • Kiyoko Kasai Fujiu: Key Cast
  • Robert Tadashi ShimizuKey Cast
  • Jean M. Fujiu: Key Cast
  • John Fujiu: Key Cast
  • Matthew Risk: Key Cast
  • Jenny Shimizu Risk: Key Cast


  • Project Type: Documentary
  • Runtime: 50 minutes
  • Completion Date: May 25, 2022
  • Production Budget: 70,000 USD
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country of Filming: United States
  • Language: English
  • Shooting Format: Digital
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Film Color: Color