Searchlight Serenade DVD
Produced by Claire Reynolds. Associate Producer: Amy Uyeki. Edited by; Sam Greene. Animation by: Amy Uyeki
This DVD offers the stories of nine Japanese American detainees - big band trumpet players, saxophonists, singers - who created a soulful escape for themselves and their fellow prisoners. Their accounts are accompanied by an evocative animation created from woodcuts and drawings.The project was funded by the National Park Service Japanese American Confinement Camp Grant Program, the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and members of KEET-TV. Running time: 57:42 min.
The DVD also includes an additional animation feature: Searchlight Serenade: An Animated Tale Told in Song created by Amy Uyeki. Running time 16:28 min.