In July 2013, the World Youth Uchinaanchu Association (WYUA) hosted the 2nd Worldwide Youth Uchinaanchu Festival in Los Angeles, California, USA. Participants from 8 countries attended the conference, sharing the common goals of connecting international communities and exploring collective and individual identities. Activities included performances, socializing and networking, group discussions and projects, and insightful workshops featuring prominent Uchinaanchu educators, artists, business leaders, and expert practitioners in Okinawan culture and traditions.
• Directed, produced, and edited by Joseph Yoshimasu Kamiya
• Filmed by Karyl-Lyn Sanderson (http://limitlessnewmedia.tv
), Emily Kaneshiro, Randy Nelson, and Joseph Kamiya
• Music by Ryukyu Underground
• English translations by Saki McCarthy