California's Gold with Huell Howser: Manzanar (film)


Title California's Gold with Huell Howser: Manzanar
Date 2002
Producer Huell Howser
Writer Huell Howser
Narrator Huell Howser
Starring Sue Embrey (interviewee); Archie Miyatake (interviewee); Goro Kurihara (interviewee); Jiro Matsuyama (interviewee); Gimp Izumi (interviewee)
Cinematography Troye Jenkins
Editing Jack Moody
Studio Huell Howser Productions
Runtime 29 minutes

Episode 4012 of the California public television series features a visit to the Manzanar site with a group of former inmates. Host Huell Howser interviews activist Sue Kunitomi Embrey, who provides some background on Manzanar's history and points out the administration and inmate areas. Archie Miyatake talks about the photographs his father Toyo Miyatake took at Manzanar and displays the camera Toyo had made at Manzanar with a lens he had smuggled into the camp. The rest of the episode focuses on names carved into cement by inmate laborers, with three such laborers—Goro Kurihara, Jiro Matsuyama, and Gimp Izumi—brought back to the camp to see their handiwork for the first time in nearly sixty years.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

Streaming version Manzanar at the Huell Howser Archive, Chapman University.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho