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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Passing Poston: An American Story</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">2008</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/genre/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Genre</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Documentary</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Director</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Joe Fox; James Nubile</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Joe Fox; James Nubile</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Writer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Joe Fox</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ruth Okimoto (interviewee); Kiyo Sato (interviewee); Mary Higashi (interviewee); Leon Uyeda (interviewee); Michael Tsosie (interviewee); Dennis Patch (interviewee)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Music</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Andrew Rathbun</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">James Nubile</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">James Nubile; Kerman Chowna</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Fly On The Wall Productions</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">60 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com\" rel=\"nofollow\">IMDB</a></th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\"><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011181/\" rel=\"nofollow\">Passing Poston: An American Story</a></td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Passing Poston: An American Story;\nDate:2008; \nGenre:Documentary;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Joe Fox; James Nubile;\nProducer:Joe Fox; James Nubile;\nWriter:Joe Fox;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Ruth Okimoto (interviewee); Kiyo Sato (interviewee); Mary Higashi (interviewee); Leon Uyeda (interviewee); Michael Tsosie (interviewee); Dennis Patch (interviewee);\nMusic:Andrew Rathbun;\nCinematography:James Nubile;\nEditing:James Nubile; Kerman Chowna;\nStudio:Fly On The Wall Productions;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:60 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:<a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011181/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2011181/</a>;\nTrailerLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<div class=\"floatright\"></div>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Passing Poston;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Power of the past;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Japanese American former incarcerees;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:NR (Not Rated);\nDenshoTopic:Impacts of incarceration [78];\nGeography:Poston, Arizona;\nChronology:1940s-2000s;\nFacility:Poston (Colorado River) [2];\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<p>Documentary film that tells the story of <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Poston_(Colorado_River)\" title=\"Poston (Colorado River)\">Poston</a> through the lives of four former inmates, Mary Higashi, Ruth Okimoto, Kiyo Sato, and Leon Uyeda. The four—who ranged in age from young adulthood to young childhood at the time of their incarceration—talk about their wartime experiences and also the continuing postwar impacts over footage of <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/OWI/WRA_documentaries\" title=\"OWI/WRA documentaries\">government propaganda films</a> and archival and personal photographs. \n</p><p>The last quarter of the film focuses on Okimoto's determination to learn all she could about Poston, leading to her discovery of the role the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its director <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/John_Collier\" title=\"John Collier\">John Collier</a> played in the history of the camp. Interviews with Colorado River Indian Tribe officials Michael Tsosie and Dennis Patch—the latter once lived in a house fashioned from former Poston barracks—point out the benefits that having the camp on their land brought them in the form of greater development of the land, a realization that has helped Okimoto get over the trauma of incarceration.\n</p><p>Joe Fox and James Nubile produced and directed the film, funding it independently. Initially intending to make a film on historic preservation, they were drawn to the work of Okimoto and the Poston Restoration Committee and to the ironies of an American concentration camp built on an Indian reservation. <i>Passing Poston</i> premiered on February 13, 2008, at the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Parker, Arizona, and was screened widely subsequently and broadcast on PBS.\n</p><p>The DVD release includes a short video on the making of <i>Passing Poston</i>, as well as the government films—<i>A Challenge to Democracy</i>, <i>Japanese Relocation</i>, and <i>The Way Ahead</i>—and newsreels excerpted in the documentary.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a></b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">Related Articles</span></h2>\n<p>\n</p>\n<div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n<h3><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\"></span></h3>\n<p>\n</p>\n<ul><li> <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Dramatic_films/videos_on_incarceration\" title=\"Dramatic films/videos on incarceration\">Dramatic films/videos on incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div>\n</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Official site. <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.passingposton.com\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.passingposton.com</a>.\n</p><p>Dunne, Susan. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://articles.courant.com/2008-03-07/features/0803060370_1_internment-indian-affairs-poston\" rel=\"nofollow\">When Being Japanese Meant Losing Freedom</a>.\" <i>Hartford Courant</i>, March 7, 2008.\n</p><p>Lai, Paul. \"Militarized Friendship Narratives: Enemy Aliens and Indigenous Outsiders in Cynthia Kadohata's Weedflower.\" College Literature 41.1 (Winter 2014): 66–89.\n</p><p>Lin, Lydia. \"Going Psychologically Deeper with 'Passing Poston.\" <i>Pacific Citizen</i>, July 18, 2008.\n</p><p>\"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNHtiQi4k88\" rel=\"nofollow\">Passing Poston: A Discussion</a>.\" Asian American/Asian Research Institute, The City University of New York, February 20, 2008.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Reviews\">Reviews</span></h2>\n<p>Keogh, Tom. \"<a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://seattletimes.com/html/movies/2008007171_passing20.html\" rel=\"nofollow\">'Passing Poston': The Heartbreaking Testimonials of Japanese Americans Interned During World War II</a>.\" <i>The Seattle Times</i>, June 20, 2008.\n</p><p>Noller, Matt. <i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/passing-poston\" rel=\"nofollow\">Slant Magazine</a></i>, August 7, 2008.\n</p><p>Scheib, Ronnie. <i><a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"http://variety.com/2008/film/reviews/passing-poston-1200547790/.\" rel=\"nofollow\">Variety</a></i>, February 25, 2008.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.128 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.130 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 405/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2685/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 9501/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1859/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:2107-0!*!0!!*!5!* and timestamp 20180116204629 and revision id 23670\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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