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Girdner, Audrie & Loftis, Anne. The Great Betrayal; The Evacuation of
Japanese Americans during World War II.
Grodzins, Morton. Americans Betrayed; Politics and the Japanese
Inouye, Mamoru. The Heart Mountain Story; Photographs ... of the
World War II Internment of Japanese Americans.
Irons, Peter. Justice at War; the Story of Japanese American Internment
Kazue de Cristoforo, Violet (comp.). May Sky: There is Always Tomorrow; an
Anthology of Japanese Concentration Camp Kaiko Haiku.
Modell, John. The Kikuchi Diary; Chronicle from an American Concentration
Okihiro, Gary. Whispered Silences; Japanese Americans and World War
Okubo, Mine. Citizen 13660. D 769.8 .A6 O38 1983
U.S. War Relocation Authority. The Relocation Program.
Taylor, Sandra. Jewel of the Desert; Japanese American Internment at Topaz.
Thomas, Dorothy Swayne. The Salvage; Japanese American Evacuation and
Thomas, Dorothy & Nishimoto, Richard. The Spoilage; Japanese American
Evacuation and Resettlement.
Uchida, Yoshiko. Desert Exile; The uprooting of a Japanese American Family.
U.S. War Relocation Authority. Wartime Exile; The Exclusion of Japanese
Americans from the West Coast.
U.S. War Relocation Authority. The Wartime Handling of Evacuee Property.
The View From Within; Japanese American Art from the Internment Camps,
Weglyn, Michi. Years of Infamy; The Untold Story of America's Concentration
A Family Gathering (American Experience Series). 1989.
Masuo Yasui emigrated from Japan to the Hood River Valley in Oregon in the early 1900's and established a dry goods store. He became a respected figure in the valley community until December 12, 1941 when he was arrested as a "potentially dangerous" enemy aliens and interned along with many other Japanese-Americans. Tells of the consequences of the U.S. internment policy and the family's battle to reclaim their place Americans.
The Color of Honor - The Japanese American Soldier in World War II.
1988. 90 Minutes.
A collective portrayal of Japanese-American youth in World War II, showing the contradiction of those being incarcerated by their own government, yet called to serve in its military. Three distinct stories are told: the 442ndRegimental Combat Team, the most decorated military unit in U.S. history; M.I.S. (Military Intelligence Service) linguists who decoded Japanese military plans; and the thousands of draft resisters and army protesters who challenged the constitutionality of the internment camps.
Days of Waiting. 1990. 28 minutes.
Story of artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned by the U.S. during WWII with 110,000 Japanese Americans. Refusing to be separated from her Japanese American husband, she lived with him for 4 years behind barbed wire in the Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming. Using her memoirs and artwork, recreates her relocation, day-to-day camp life, and her painful re-entry into American society.
Mitsuye and Nellie - Asian American Poets . 1981. 59 minutes
Creates a moving and challenging double portrait of two women whose poetry expresses, with dramatic clarity, the immigrant experience of Asian American women in a society contemptuous and suspicious of "Orientals." Poetry, ideas and memories of Mitsuye Yamada, Japanese American, and Nellie Wong, Chinese American, are juxtaposed with newsreels and photos of U.S. history.(tape damaged @ beginning - 1 1/2 minutes)
Emi . (Pearls Series) 1979. 29 minutes
Emiko Tonooka is a 2nd generation Japanese-American who lives in Philadelphia. After Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1942, Emi and 110,000 other Americans were forced from their homes into internment camps, where they were incarcerated for the war's duration. Follows Emi's pilgrimage to Manzanar, California, the place of her internment, then to her childhood in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Study guide available.
A Personal Matter: Gordon Hirabayashi vs. the United States .
1992. 30 minutes.
Tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who, in 1942 defied Executive Order 9066, refusing to be interned on the grounds that the order violated Constitutional freedoms. By documenting Hirabayashi's 43 year struggle to get his conviction overturned, presents a profile of a man who not only had the courage to take his stand at a time when anti-Japanese hysteria was high, but insisted on doing so in order to defend American freedom and the Constitution.
A Remembrance of War: The Bay Area , Part 1 of 2. 1989. 24
After bombs devastate Pearl Harbor, the Bay Area reacts to invasion fears. Shows the treatment of citizens of Japanese, Italian, and German descent, the Richmond area ship construction, and rationing.
Unfinished Business - The Japanese American Internment Cases
. 1984. 58 minutes.
In Spring 1942, over 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry were evicted from their homes on the West Coast and herded into internment camps. Tells of three men who refused to go, interweaving personal stories with archival footage and the fight to overturn convictions made over 40 years ago.
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