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Building History 3.0 Project

(new media)

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Film and Project Producer

Dir.: Renee Tajima-Peña


A new media K-12 education project of short documentaries and game-based learning activities in Minecraft, designed to teach kids about the Japanese American incarceration campus during World War II.

Awarded grants from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program by National Park Services and the California Civil Liberties Program by the California State Library


View New Media (Minecraft)

Watch Trailer

Watch Minecraft Demo Videos

Watch Short Documentaries

  • Official Selection of 2020 Hawai’i International Film Festival and 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

  • Selected for 2019 Connected Learning Summit: Immersive Learning Experiences

  • Screened at 2020 Tadaima: a community virtual pilgrimage, 2020 Japanese American National Museum Day of Remembrance, 2019 UCLA Teacher Education Program K-12 Ethnic Studies Symposium, 2019 Japanese American National Museum Natsumatsuri Family Festival, 2019 Castelar Elementary School, 2018 Los Angeles Public Library Little Tokyo Branch, 2018 Visual Communications 341 FSN, 2018 Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute Day of Remembrance

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