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Here, in America? (film)


Short documentary film that presents highlights from the Assembly on Wartime Relocation & Internment of Civilians, held in San Francisco in April 2005. The event included the public testimony of persons of Japanese, German, and Italian ancestry about the World War II era internment/incarceration and persons of Arab, Muslim or South Asian descent about post-9/11 detentions. In addition to excepts of the testimonies, the film includes historical background on the World War II detentions along with historical photographs and footage. Testimonies highlighted include Buddy Fujii (statement read by Bill Sato); Victor Kimura; Libia Yamamoto; Art Shibayama; Angelica Higashide (statement read by Naomi Quinones); Doris Berg Nye (statement read by Carole Eiserloh); Ted Eckardt (statement read by Bruce Donald); Constanza Ilacqua Foran; Al Bronzini; John Christgau; Lawrence DiStasi; Yaman Hamdan; and Xavier Becerra.

Funders for the film included the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program , California Council for the Humanities–California Stories Initiative, Marion and Lloyd Wake Human Rights Fund.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story (2004); The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i (2012); Caught in Between: What to Call Home in Times of War (2004)

This page is complete and will be published to the production Encyclopedia.


Media Details
Release Date 2006
Runtime 14 minutes
Director Casey Peek
Studio National Japanese American Historical Society
IMDB Link https://www.worldcat.org/title/here-in-america-the-assembly-on-wartime-relocation-internment-of-civilians-april-8-9-2005/oclc/74351622