9066 to 9/11: America’s Concentration Camps, Then...and Now? Plus: Something Strong Within (DVD)

Item # 230407.

This 20-minute documentary will serve as an invaluable educational tool and a primer on the Japanese American camp experience and its relevance today. It focuses on the parallels between the post-September 11 treatment of Arab Americans and Muslims in this country with treatment of Japanese Americans after the start of World War II. Revealing striking similarities, the video addresses the mistreatment of immigrants in the United States, as well as the lack of historical memory by lawmakers and the public about America's concentration camps during World War II.

Running time: 20 min.

A production of the Frank H. Watase Media Arts Center

Something Strong Within Written and produced by Karen L. Ishizuka. Edited by Robert A. Nakamura.

This critically acclaimed, award-winning video was created for the National Museum's exhibition, America's Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience. A haunting compilation of rarely-seen home movies of the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. Includes footage from Amache, CO; Heart Mountain, WY; Jerome, AR; Rohwer, AR; Topaz, UT; Tule Lake, CA; and Minidoka, ID. 

AWARDS: CINE Golden Eagle, 1995; American Association of Museums, Silver Muse Award, 1995; American Association of Museums, First Place History (Exhibits), 1995; San Jose State University Film & Video Festival, First Place Documentary, 1995; Houston International Film Festival, Bronze Award, 1995; Columbus International Film & Video Festival, Chris Award, 1995.

Running time: 40 min. B/W & Color Footage.



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