Item # 040023.
Rabbit in the Moon: A Documentary/Memoir About the World War II Japanese American Internment Camps
Producer/Director/Cinematographer: Emiko Omori. Co-Producer: Chizuko Omori. Editor: Pat Jackson.
Rabbit In the Moon is the story of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in camps during WWII. The trampling of civil rights; a generation's loss of a lifetime's work; the fissures created in a strong, vital community; the drafting of young men from the camps; the racist loyalty questionnaire - all told through the experiences of the co-producers' family and many other former inmates. The DVD also includes bonus features: new interviews with key figures, rare archival footage, film makers' commentary, and detailed fact files.
Running time main feature: 85 min. Bonus footage: 130 extra min.
Awards: Best Documentary Cinematography 1999, Sundance Film Festival; John O'Connor Award for best historical documentary 1999, American Historical Association; Outstanding Historical Programming 1999, National Emmy; Award of Excellence 1999, American Anthropological Association, Society for Visual Anthropology; PBS-POV broadcast, July 1999; Best Documentary 1999, Rhode Island International Film Festival; Asian American Media Award 1999, Asian American International Film Festival; Silver Apple Award 1999, National Educational Media Network.