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The Crystal City (film)

Documentary film about the Crystal City internment camp by Kenya Gillespie. The short film tells the story of three families—the Utsushigawas from Peru , the Fukudas from San Francisco, and Eisorlohs, German Americans from Ohio—through narration and mostly contemporary footage of the Crystal City site, as well as images from a contemporaneous Crystal City government film. There is also a brief excerpt of remarks by another internee, Haru Kuromiya.

Filmmaker Kenya Gillespie grew up in Kansas, the son of a white father and mother who is from Japan. He made the film while a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin to fulfill a graduation requirement. [1]

Authored by Brian Niiya

Might also like Crystal City Pilgrimage, October 31 to November 3, 2019 (2019); The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai'i (2012); From a Silk Cocoon (2005)

Footnotes

  1. Martha Nakagawa, "Pilgrimage Forges a Path of Protest," Rafu Shimpo , Apr. 24, 2019, 1, 4.
Media Details
Release Date 2018
Runtime 13 minutes
Director Kenya Gillespie
Writer Kenya Gillespie
Narrator Amparo Garcia-Crow
Editing Kenya Gillespie
IMDB Link https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8718214/
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Filmmaker website (with streaming link): https://kenyagillespie.com/thecrystalcity