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    "title": "Days of Waiting (film)",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Title\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Date\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      1990\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Director\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Steven Okazaki\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Producer\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Steven Okazaki; Zand Gee; Marc Weiss; Cheryl Yoshioka\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Writer\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Steven Okazaki\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Narrator\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Dorothy Stroup\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Starring\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Estelle Peck Ishigo; Lynn O'Donnell; Dorothy Stroup\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Cinematography\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Steven Okazaki\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Editing\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Steven Okazaki\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Studio\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Farallon Films\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Distributor\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Center for Asian American Media\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Runtime\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      28 minutes\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n       IMDB\n      </a>\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n       Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo\n      </a>\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo;\nDate:1990; \nGenre:;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Steven Okazaki;\nProducer:Steven Okazaki; Zand Gee; Marc Weiss; Cheryl Yoshioka;\nWriter:Steven Okazaki;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:Dorothy Stroup;\nStarring:Estelle Peck Ishigo; Lynn O'Donnell; Dorothy Stroup;\nMusic:;\nCinematography:Steven Okazaki;\nEditing:Steven Okazaki;\nStudio:Farallon Films;\nDistributor:Center for Asian American Media;\nRuntime:28 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n\n   </a>\n   ;\nTrailerLink:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <div class=\"floatright\">\n </div>\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Days of Waiting: The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Expression through art; love and sacrifice; injustice;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Caucasian American woman incarceree; Artist;\nRelatedEvents:Interracial marriage;\nAvailability:Limited availability;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:NR (Not Rated);\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Cody, Wyoming; California;\nChronology:1942-1946;\nFacility:Heart Mountain [5]; Pomona [24];\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <p>\n  An award-winning 1990 documentary film by Steven Okazaki about the life and work of artist\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Estelle_Ishigo/\" title=\"Estelle Ishigo\">\n   Estelle Peck Ishigo\n  </a>\n  , a Caucasian woman who voluntarily entered the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Heart_Mountain/\" title=\"Heart Mountain\">\n   Heart Mountain\n  </a>\n  concentration camp in Wyoming during World War II with her Japanese American husband. The film won an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject in 1991 and The George Foster Peabody Award.\n </p>\n <p>\n  The film was inspired by Ishigo's book of artwork and memoir entitled\n  <i>\n   Lone Heart Mountain\n  </i>\n  , which documented life in the American concentration camps through her personal collection of photos, paintings, drawings and personal papers. Over the three years that Estelle and Arthur Ishigo spent living in two concentration camps (the first in\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Pomona_(detention_facility)/\" title=\"Pomona (detention facility)\">\n   Pomona\n  </a>\n  , California, and the second at Heart Mountain) she drew and painted the barbed-wire fences, guard towers, mothers caring for their babies, children at play, mess halls and the squalid conditions of the barracks in her notebook and on scraps of paper.\n </p>\n <p>\n  When the war ended, Heart Mountain was closed, and the Ishigos moved back to the West Coast, living for a time in a\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Hostels/\" title=\"Hostels\">\n   trailer park\n  </a>\n  set up for returning Japanese Americans. Estelle lived in poverty in the postwar years and after Arthur's death. Her artwork was first recognized in a 1972 exhibition of artwork produced in the American concentration camps of World War II titled\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"mw-redirect encyc notrg\" href=\"/Months_of_Waiting,_1942%E2%80%931945_(exhibition)/\" title=\"Months of Waiting, 1942–1945 (exhibition)\">\n    Months of Waiting, 1942–1945\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  organized by the California Historical Society in San Francisco, California.\n </p>\n <p>\n  Filmmaker Steven Okazaki first met Ishigo at a convalescent hospital, destitute, ill and under heavy medication. She told him, \"I've been waiting for someone to tell my story to,\" she said. \"Then I can die.\"\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n    [1]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  With the help of other camp inmates, Okazaki gathered the pieces of Ishigo's story and her remarkable body of artwork. Tragically, Ishigo died in March 1990 before he was able to arrange for her to see the completed film.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n    [2]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Patricia_Wakida/\" title=\"Patricia Wakida\">\n    Patricia Wakida\n   </a>\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Wakida, Patricia\n </div>\n <p>\n  Might also like\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/Harsh_Canvas:_The_Art_and_Life_of_Henry_Sugimoto_(film)/\" title=\"Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto (film)\">\n    Harsh Canvas: The Art and Life of Henry Sugimoto\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (2001);\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/Out_of_Infamy:_Michi_Nishiura_Weglyn_(film)/\" title=\"Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn (film)\">\n    Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (2010);\n  <i>\n   <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/Toyo_Miyatake:_Infinite_Shades_of_Gray_(film)/\" title=\"Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray (film)\">\n    Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray\n   </a>\n  </i>\n  (2001)\n </p>\n <div id=\"RelatedArticlesDisplay\">\n  <div class=\"section\" id=\"Related_Articles\">\n   <h2>\n    <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Related_Articles\">\n     Related Articles\n    </span>\n   </h2>\n   <div class=\"section_content\">\n    <p class=\"mw-empty-elt\">\n    </p>\n    <div id=\"RelatedArticlesSectionDisplay\">\n     <div class=\"section\" id=\"\">\n      <h3>\n       <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"\">\n       </span>\n      </h3>\n      <div class=\"section_content\">\n       <p class=\"mw-empty-elt\">\n       </p>\n       <ul>\n        <li>\n         <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Documentary_films/videos_on_incarceration/\" title=\"Documentary films/videos on incarceration\">\n          Documentary films/videos on incarceration\n         </a>\n        </li>\n       </ul>\n      </div>\n     </div>\n    </div>\n   </div>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"alert alert-success published\">\n  <p>\n   This page is complete and will be published to the production Encyclopedia.\n  </p>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Official website.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n     Kanopy Streaming link.\n    </a>\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Creef, Elena Tajima. \"The Gendering of Historical Trauma in Internment-Camp Documentary: The Case of Steven Okazaki's Days of Waiting.\" In\n    <i>\n     Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism\n    </i>\n    . Edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Sandra Liu. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000. 163–74.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Ishigo, Estelle.\n    <i>\n     <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n      Lone Heart Mountain\n     </a>\n    </i>\n    . UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, Estelle Ishigo Papers.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Renow, Michael. \"Warring Images: Stereotype and American Representations of the Japanese, 1941–1991.\" In\n    <i>\n     The Japan/America Film Wars: World War II Propaganda and Its Cultural Contexts\n    </i>\n    . Edited by Markus Nornes and Yukio Fukushima. (Philadelphia: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1994): 95–118. Reprinted in Michael Renow,\n    <i>\n     The Subject of Documentary\n    </i>\n    (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004): 43–68.\n   </p>\n   <p>\n    Xing, Jun.\n    <i>\n     Asian America Through the Lens: History, Representation, and Identities\n    </i>\n    . Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 1998.\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n    Footnotes\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n    <div class=\"mw-references-wrap\">\n     <ol class=\"references\">\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        Public Broadcasting System POV film description, accessed on April 15, 2014.\n       </span>\n      </li>\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        Public Broadcasting System POV film description, accessed on April 15, 2014.\n       </span>\n      </li>\n     </ol>\n    </div>\n   </div>\n   <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20231219175231\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nComplications: []\nCPU time usage: 0.021 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.027 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 469/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 9844/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 1955/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 6/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 737/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0\n-->\n   <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%   16.477      1 -total\n 17.27%    2.845      1 Template:RelatedArticles\n 15.38%    2.534      1 Template:Databox-Films\n 14.75%    2.430      1 Template:Reflist\n 14.56%    2.399      1 Template:RGDatabox-Core\n  8.68%    1.431      1 Template:RelatedArticlesSection\n  8.60%    1.417      2 Template:Published\n  8.49%    1.399      1 Template:AuthorByline\n-->\n   <!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:1654-0!canonical and timestamp 20231219175231 and revision id 35733\n -->\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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