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    "body": "<html><body><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;\">Topaz</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1987</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Director</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ken Verdoia</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ken Verdoia</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Screenplay</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ken Verdoia</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Narrator</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ken Verdoia</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Roger Walker (interviewee); Minè Okubo (interviewee); Edward Ennis (interviewee); Yoshiko Uchida (interviewee); Harry Kitano (interviewee); George Kondo (interviewee); David Tatsuno (interviewee); Faith Terasawa (interviewee); Leonard Arrington (interviewee); Herbert Maw (interviewee); Michi Kobi (interviewee); Tharol Larson (interviewee); Sam Nakaso (interviewee); Fumi Hayashi (interviewee); Mary Kimura (interviewee); Sherman Tolbert (interviewee); Arthur Hayashi (interviewee); Cheryl Roper (interviewee); Mel Roper (interviewee); Eleanor Sekerek (interviewee); Amy Iwasaki Mass (interviewee); Beth Brown (interviewee); Venice Knight (interviewee); A.N. Ray (interviewee); Eldon Eliason (interviewee); Donald Nakahata (interviewee); Emil Sekerek (interviewee); Albert Nickle (interviewee)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Music</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Steve Holmes</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Carl Seibert</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Bill Lauer</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">One West Media</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">58 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:Topaz;\nDate:1987; \nGenre:;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Ken Verdoia;\nProducer:Ken Verdoia;\nWriter:;\nScreenplay:Ken Verdoia;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:Ken Verdoia;\nStarring:Roger Walker (interviewee); Minè Okubo (interviewee); Edward Ennis (interviewee); Yoshiko Uchida (interviewee); Harry Kitano (interviewee); George Kondo (interviewee); David Tatsuno (interviewee); Faith Terasawa (interviewee); Leonard Arrington (interviewee); Herbert Maw (interviewee); Michi Kobi (interviewee); Tharol Larson (interviewee); Sam Nakaso (interviewee); Fumi Hayashi (interviewee); Mary Kimura (interviewee); Sherman Tolbert (interviewee); Arthur Hayashi (interviewee); Cheryl Roper (interviewee); Mel Roper (interviewee); Eleanor Sekerek (interviewee); Amy Iwasaki Mass (interviewee); Beth Brown (interviewee); Venice Knight (interviewee); A.N. Ray (interviewee); Eldon Eliason (interviewee); Donald Nakahata (interviewee); Emil Sekerek (interviewee); Albert Nickle (interviewee);\nMusic:Steve Holmes;\nCinematography:Carl Seibert;\nEditing:Bill Lauer;\nStudio:One West Media;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:58 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:;\nTrailerLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Locally produced documentary on the history of the <a href=\"/wiki/Topaz\" title=\"Topaz\">Topaz</a>, Utah, concentration camp. Produced in 1987, by KUED, a public television station based at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, <i>Topaz</i> was one of the earliest documentary films about a specific camp.\n</p><p>The film tells the story of Topaz in largely chronological fashion, starting the with the attack on Pearl Harbor, the arrest of community leaders, and the run up to <a href=\"/wiki/Executive_Order_9066\" title=\"Executive Order 9066\">Executive Order 9066</a> before moving on to detention first at the <a href=\"/wiki/Tanforan_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Tanforan (detention facility)\">Tanforan Assembly Center</a> and Topaz. Aspects of life at Topaz covered include the general living conditions, the shooting <a href=\"/wiki/Homicide_in_camp\" title=\"Homicide in camp\">death of James Wakasa</a>, the <a href=\"/wiki/Loyalty_questionnaire\" title=\"Loyalty questionnaire\">loyalty questionnaire</a> and <a href=\"/wiki/Segregation\" title=\"Segregation\">segregation</a>, military service, and leaving the camp. Writer/producer/director/narrator Ken Verdoia tells the story using many still photos, archival footage that includes <a href=\"/wiki/Dave_Tatsuno\" title=\"Dave Tatsuno\">Dave Tatsuno</a>'s home movies shot at Topaz, and interviews with a range of former inmates, staff workers at the camp, residents of local communities, and policy makers. Among the notables interviewed are Tatsuno, writer <a href=\"/wiki/Yoshiko_Uchida\" title=\"Yoshiko Uchida\">Yoshiko Uchida</a>, artist <a href=\"/wiki/Mine_Okubo\" title=\"Mine Okubo\">Minè Okubo</a>, sociologist <a href=\"/wiki/Harry_Kitano\" title=\"Harry Kitano\">Harry Kitano</a>, historian Leonard Arrington, Topaz schoolteacher Eleanor Sekerek, Justice Department official <a href=\"/wiki/Edward_Ennis\" title=\"Edward Ennis\">Edward Ennis</a>, and Utah's wartime Governor <a href=\"/wiki/Herbert_Maw\" title=\"Herbert Maw\">Herbert Maw</a>. <i>Topaz</i> also includes the story of Utah's other <a href=\"/wiki/War_Relocation_Authority\" title=\"War Relocation Authority\">War Relocation Authority</a> administered camp, the \"citizen isolation center\" <a href=\"/wiki/Moab/Leupp_Isolation_Centers_(detention_facility)\" title=\"Moab/Leupp Isolation Centers (detention facility)\">Moab</a> as well as Utah's reaction to the \"<a href=\"/wiki/Voluntary_evacuation\" title=\"Voluntary evacuation\">voluntary evacuation</a>\" period prior to the forced removal.\n</p><p>Historian Roger Daniels praised the film in his review in <i>The Journal of American History</i>, calling it a \"well-crafted documentary\" that serves as a worthwhile \"contribution to historical understanding,\" though he also cites the coverage of the loyalty questionnaire episode and how inmates left the camp as leaving something to be desired.<sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\"><a href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">[1]</a></sup> Upon completion of the film, producer Verdoia donated photographs and video used to make it to the Utah Division of State History.\n</p><p>The DVD of <i>Topaz</i> remains available and is distributed by the University of Utah Press.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a href=\"/wiki/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 href=\"/wiki/Dramatic_films/videos_on_incarceration\" title=\"Dramatic films/videos on incarceration\">Dramatic films/videos on incarceration</a></li></ul>\n</div>\n</div>\n<br/>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Daniels, Roger. Review of <i>Topaz</i>. <i>The Journal of American History</i> 75.3 (December 1988): 1048–49.\n</p><p><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://www.heritage.utah.gov/apps/history/findaids/C00125/C0125.xml\" rel=\"nofollow\">Finding aid to The KUED Topaz (Utah) Residents Photograph Collection</a>, 1987 at the Utah State Historical Society. Links to digitized images from this collection at <a class=\"external free\" href=\"http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/search/collection/ushs-KUED/cosuppress/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/search/collection/ushs-KUED/cosuppress/</a>.\n</p><p><i><a class=\"external text\" href=\"http://content.lib.utah.edu/cdm/ref/collection/upcat/id/1491\" rel=\"nofollow\">Topaz</a></i> at the University of Utah Press website.\n</p>\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div><h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">Footnotes</span></h2>\n<div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n<ol class=\"references\">\n<li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\"><span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\"><a href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">↑</a></span> <span class=\"reference-text\">Roger Daniels, \"Review of <i>Topaz</i>,\" <i>The Journal of American History</i> 75.3 (December 1988): 1048–49.</span>\n</li>\n</ol></div>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.092 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.094 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 288/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 1918/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 6892/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 2751/2097152 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:2330-0!*!0!!*!*!* and timestamp 20170309204109 and revision id 19722\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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