Out Of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn (DVD)
Written, Produced and directed by Nancy Kapitanoff and Sharon Yamato.
After eight years as the costume designer for the Perry Como Show, Michi Nishiura Weglyn (1926-1999) gave up a successful career in show business in the mid-1960s to write the book, Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps. Providing factual evidence of governmental misconduct in the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the award-winning book, published in 1976, was hailed as the "Bible of 20th Century Japanese Americans."
Her interest in this subject was personal. She had been an American citizen, a teenager, held in a camp. However, little has been known about the complex, private woman behind the book. Using archival photographs and film and audio recordings of Weglyn, Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn paints a portrait of her dynamic personality, which evolved from California-born farm girl to New York City sophisticate to nationally known civil rights activist.
For private home use only.
Running time: 17 minutes
Read Sharon Yamato’s article about Michi Weglyn on DiscoverNikkei.org >>
Sunday, November 7 • 2PM
After the film screening, there will a special panel discussion featuring, Sharon Yamato, Nancy Kapitanoff, and Professor Art Hansen.
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