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TitleHeart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp
Date1997
GenreDocumentary
DirectorDianne Fukami
ProducerDianne Fukami (consulting producer); Heather Searles (coordinating producer); David Hosley (executive producer)
NarratorJan Yanehiro
StarringMamoru Inouye (interviewee); S. Ruth Y. Hashimoto (interviewee); William Morita (interviewee); Dick Heasler (interviewee); Eiichi Sakauye (interviewee); Katherine Christiansen (interviewee); Mike Mackey (interviewee); Mitsuru Koshiyama (interviewee); Michi Onuma (interviewee); Jimmie Akiya (interviewee)
MusicMichael O'Neill
CinematographyRichard Haynie; Lynton Vandersteen; Hanns Ullrich; Mary Pat Dennert
EditingDon Young (off-line editor); John Hall (on-line editor)
StudioKCSM-TV
DistributorCenter for Asian American Media
Runtime27 minutes
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RG Media Typefilms
TitleHeart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp
Interest LevelGrades 9-12; Adult
ThemeInjustice; Will to survive
GenreDocumentary
Point-of-View/Protagonist CharacteristicsJapanese American incarcerees; Draft resisters
AvailabilityAvailable
Free Web VersionNo
Has Teaching Aids?No
Ratings and WarningsNR (Not Rated)
GeographyCody, Wyoming
Chronology1942-1945
FacilityHeart Mountain [5]
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RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Heart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Injustice; Will to survive;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Japanese American incarcerees; Draft resisters;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:NR (Not Rated);\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Cody, Wyoming;\nChronology:1942-1945;\nFacility:Heart Mountain [5];\n

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A short documentary film from 1997 that documents the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans at the American concentration camp in Heart Mountain, Wyoming. The film also documents daily life for the Japanese American incarcerees, who endured living in rough barracks, surrounded by barbed wire in sub-zero temperatures and dust storms, as well as the political and personal conflicts that arose with the government-issued \"loyalty questionnaire\" and draft resistance. In addition to interviews with former inmates and local residents, the film uses previously unseen footage from the camp. The film was produced by KCSM, a San Mateo, California, public television station as part of The New Americans series and was directed by Dianne Fukami, with David Hosley serving as executive producer. It was originally titled Heart Mountain: Three Years in a Relocation Center. Funders for the documentary included the Chevron Corporation, the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, and the Ray and Peggy Daba Fund.\n

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Authored by Patricia Wakida
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Wakida, Patricia
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Might also like The Legacy of Heart Mountain (2014); All We Could Carry (2011); Moving Walls (2017)\n

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Preview on Vimeo.\n

Heart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp at Center for Asian American Media website.\n

Bridge Media catalog.\n

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