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Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn (film)

DVD cover. Courtesy of Nancy Kapitanof and Sharon Yamato
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Documentary film profile of Michi Nishiura Weglyn , a Nisei former costume designer and Gila River inmate who wrote the landmark history of the Japanese American exclusion and incarceration, Years of Infamy . The seventeen-minute film, written, produced and directed by Nancy Kapitanoff and Sharon Yamato, includes footage of The Perry Como Show , which Weglyn designed for and also served as a recurring on camera character on, as well as interviews with Weglyn and those who knew her. The film and an associated website were funded in part by grants from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program . Out of Infamy was screened at several film festivals and community events and won a special jury mention at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Authored by Brian Niiya

Might also like Rebel with a Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga (2016); Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1993); Mitsuye and Nellie: Asian American Poets (1981)

Media Details
Release Date 2010
Runtime 17 minutes
Director Nancy Kapitanoff
Producer Nancy Kapitanoff
Writer Nancy Kapitanoff
Narrator Sandra Oh
Music Dave Iwataki
Editing Warren Berkey
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For More Information

Official Site. .

Smigelski, Joseph. "Out of Infamy: An Important Film at a Crucial Time. " Huffington Post , May 13, 2010.

Yamato, Sharon. " Getting to Know Michi Nishiura Weglyn. " Discover Nikkei website, October 18, 2010.