Browse > Point-of-View > Told from perspective of incarcerated Nisei and Yonsei grandson
- Films and Video
- Grades 9-12, Adult
- Injustice, Optimism – power or folly, Power of the past
- Widely available
Documentary film by Myles Matsuno built around an interview with his grandmother Mary "Hisako" Matsuno, a Nisei from San Francisco, about her wartime incarceration experience at Tanforan and Topaz . Additional interview footage from a 1996 interview with Toshi Handa, Mary's sister-in-law, adds additional information. Family home movies and photographs augment the production. The title refers to Mary's father, Issei hotelier Ichiro Kataoka, who was reportedly the first Issei in San Francisco to be arrested and interned on December 7, 1941.