Rabbit in the Moon

Rabbit in the Moon

DVD - 2004
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A documentary about the lasting effects of the World War II internment on the Japanese American community. The film examines issues that ultimately created deep rifts within the Japanese American community. Looks at the racist loyalty oath, and the practice of drafting for the US military within the camps. Relies on testimony of camp survivors and families to show individual traumas, these are then placed into an overall perspective.
Publisher: [United States] : Furumoto Foundation, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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May 31, 2017

Directed by Emiko Omori in 1999, this is a 85-minute documentary about 120,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in American Internment Camps during WWII.
In the early 1990s, Omori began a seven-year project on the effects of the World War II internment of the Japanese American community.
This documentary was written, directed, filmed, and narrated by Emiko Omori.
It was co-produced with her elder sister Chizuko, a Seattle writer who had been involved in the campaign to pass the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 which finally granted reparations to Japanese Americans for their internment.
It won the Best Documentary Cinematography Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming after it was broadcast on PBS.

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