An American Story: World War II Stories of the Tragedy and Triumph of Our Japanese-American Community During Wartime (film)


Title An American Story: World War II Stories of the Tragedy and Triumph of Our Japanese-American Community During Wartime
Date 2011
Producer Heather Geddes; Watonka Addison
Distributor Watsonville Public Library
Runtime 110 minutes
IMDB An American Story: World War II Stories of the Tragedy and Triumph of Our Japanese-American Community During Wartime

Video on the World War II odyssey of Japanese Americans from the Watsonville area based on interviews with survivors of that time. The video was part of a larger project that also included a curriculum guide/lesson plan kit for teachers and an interactive video kiosk available for display by community organizations. The project was sponsored by the Watsonville Public Library and Watsonville-Santa Cruz chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and funded by a $14,000 grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program. The film's premiere screening took place on August 27, 2011.[1]

Authored by Lewis Kawahara and Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

An American Story of WWII at the Watsonville Public Library website.

Guild, Todd. "Keeping History Alive: Project Tells Stories of Japanese-American Internees." Register-Pajaronian, Aug. 29, 2011.

Footnotes

  1. Pacific Citizen, Aug. 19–Sept. 1, 2011, 14, accessed on March 25, 2015 at http://www.pacificcitizen.org/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/18_AUG._19_ISSUEWEB.PDF.