A look at the Haida people's efforts to repatriate the stolen remains of their ancestors.
Through frank and probing interviews, Yesterday is Now raises issues around Japan's motivations and its responsiblity for war crimes that include sexual slavery, slave labour, the use of humans in biological-warefare experiments, and civilian massacres.
A found narrative (an overheard telephone conversation) is juxtaposed with diverse images culled from the filmmaker's own life and work. A personal essay on the relationship between "raw" or unmediated experience, and experience organized through telling and through making images.
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