Sara Dilliplane,
We the People, 2018
Digital animation

On February 19, 1942, more than a year after his Four Freedoms speech, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of people of Japanese descent. By June of that year, more than 120,000 people of all ages has been relocated to remote internment camps. “My grandparents were among those citizens interned for three years,” illustrating the complications and contradictions inherent in American life, noted Sara Dilliplane of Boston, Massachusetts. This animation short illustrates the emotional landscape of recent political events, “a kaleidoscope of modern interpretations of the Four Freedoms, where in the space between our ideals and reality, the potential of hope persists.”