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    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:Rebel with a Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga;\nDate:2016; \nGenre:Documentary;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Janice D. Tanaka;\nProducer:Thuy Phan; Janice Tanaka;\nWriter:Janice D. Tanaka;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:Janice D. Tanaka;\nStarring:Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga (interviewee); Nobuko Miyamoto (interviewee); Warren Furutani (interviewee); Theodora Yoshikami (interviewee); Stanley Kanzaki (interviewee); Lisa Furutani (interviewee); Thomas Fujita-Rony (interviewee); Jonny Yoshinaga (interviewee); Gerri Miyazaki (interviewee); David Abe (interviewee); Dave Bailey (interviewee); Donald T. Hata (interviewee); Bob Miyamoto (interviewee); Bun Yoshikami (interviewee); Martha Nakagawa (interviewee); Jack Herzig (interviewee); Joan Bernstein (interviewee); Rose Ochi (interviewee); Angus MacBeth (interviewee); Peter Irons (interviewee); Michael Ishii (interviewee); Kimberley Abe (interviewee);;\nMusic:;\nCinematography:Akira Boch; America Maldonado; Mik Ayers; Nathan Stoll;\nEditing:Janice D. Tanaka;\nStudio:;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:82 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:;\nTrailerLink:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Rebel with a Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Empowerment; Heroism – real and perceived; Power of the past; Role of women;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Told from perspective of Herzig Yoshinaga and her friends and family;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:Redress and reparations [110];\nGeography:New York City; Virginia;\nChronology:1930s to 2010s;\nFacility:Manzanar [7] - Manzanar, California; Jerome [6] - Denson, Arkansas;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Biographical documentary of activist and redress researcher\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Aiko_Herzig-Yoshinaga\" title=\"Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga\">\n   Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga\n  </a>\n  by Janice D. Tanaka. Tanaka's mother, Grace Tanaka, was a close childhood friend of Herzig Yoshinaga's, and she juxtaposes her mother's more conventional Nisei life with Herzig's more rebellious path. Includes candid interviews with Herzig Yoshinaga's three children, husband Jack Herzig and many friends and others who knew her, in reviewing her life in a more-or-less chronological fashion from childhood, to wartime incarceration at\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Manzanar\" title=\"Manzanar\">\n   Manzanar\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Jerome\" title=\"Jerome\">\n   Jerome\n  </a>\n  , two early marriages—and divorces—that left her a single mother with three children, her life and work in New York after the war and her turn to activism, and her key role in the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Redress_movement\" title=\"Redress movement\">\n   Redress Movement\n  </a>\n  and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Coram_nobis_cases\" title=\"Coram nobis cases\">\n   coram nobis cases\n  </a>\n  in partnership with husband Jack Herzig. In addition to the interviews with key figures in her life, Tanaka also did group interviews with friends and family members and had Herzig Yoshinaga revisit locations from her New York life with her children.\n </p>\n <p>\n  After completion of\n  <i>\n   Right of Passage\n  </i>\n  , her film on the redress movement, Tanaka wanted to do a documentary on Herzig Yoshinaga, since she \"found her to be such a compelling personality\" and since there had already been documentary films on two other New York based Nisei activists,\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Yuri_Kochiyama\" title=\"Yuri Kochiyama\">\n   Yuri Kochiyama\n  </a>\n  (\n  <i>\n   Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice\n  </i>\n  ) and\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Michi_Nishiura_Weglyn\" title=\"Michi Nishiura Weglyn\">\n   Michi Weglyn\n  </a>\n  (\n  <i>\n   Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn\n  </i>\n  ). Able to secure funding from Nitto Tire (which also funded\n  <i>\n   Right of Passage\n  </i>\n  ) she pursued the idea with Herzig Yoshinaga, who was initially reluctant to take part. However Tanaka's connection through her mother proved key, and Herzig Yoshinaga eventually consented.\n </p>\n <p>\n  <i>\n   Rebel with a Cause\n  </i>\n  premiered on April 24, 2016 at\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Visual_Communications\" title=\"Visual Communications\">\n   Visual Communications\n  </a>\n  ' Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. It was also featured in the 2021 Film of Remembrance program, organized by the\n  <i>\n   Nichi Bei Weekly\n  </i>\n  .\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n <p>\n  Might also like\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Right of Passage (film)/\" title=\"Right of Passage (film)\">\n   <i>\n    Right of Passage\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (2015);\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn (film)/\" title=\"Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn (film)\">\n   <i>\n    Out of Infamy\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (2010);\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (film)/\" title=\"Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (film)\">\n   <i>\n    Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (1993)\n </p>\n</div>\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:3624-0!canonical and timestamp 20210524205510 and revision id 33591\n -->\n",
    "moreinfo": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   Hirai, Tomo. \"\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://www.nichibei.org/2021/02/film-dives-into-the-life-of-iconic-researcher-and-activist-aiko-herzig-yoshinaga/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Film dives into the life of iconic researcher and activist Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga.\n   </a>\n   \"\n   <i>\n    Nichi Bei Weekly\n   </i>\n   , Feb. 18, 2021.\n  </p>\n  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20210524205510\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nCPU time usage: 0.063 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.069 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 368/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2603/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 9631/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 3713/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 0/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%   26.252      1 -total\n 36.49%    9.579      1 Template:Databox-Films\n 32.66%    8.573      1 Template:RGDatabox-Core\n  9.39%    2.465      1 Template:AuthorByline\n  9.35%    2.455      1 Template:Published\n  8.88%    2.332      1 Template:publish-rgonly\n-->\n </div>\n</div>"
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