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Title Pilgrimage / produced and directed by Tadashi Nakamura.

Published San Francisco, CA : Center for Asian American Media, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (24 minutes).
Series World history in video.
World history in video.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed May 27, 2015).
Summary Two young Japanese Americans set out to find an obscure place called Manzanar in the California desert, in 1969. This was one of ten sites where over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated during World War II. This rediscovery then became a 'pilgrimage' and the first public event in the U.S. that called attention to the reality of these camps. With a hip music track, never-before-seen archival footage and a story-telling style that features both old and new pilgrims, PILGRIMAGE is the first film to show how the WWII camps were reclaimed by the children of its victims and how the Manzanar Pilgrimage now has fresh meaning for diverse generations of people who realize that when the U.S. government herded thousands of innocent Americans into what the government itself called concentration camps, it was failure of democracy that would affect all Americans. As the U.S. is again in tumultuous times, this film is relevant and engaging bringing new and much-needed insight to the lessons of the past for our post-9/11 world.
Language notes In English.
Other author Nakamura, Tadashi, director, producer.
Subject Manzanar War Relocation Center -- Personal narratives.
Manzanar War Relocation Center -- History.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Anecdotes.
Japanese Americans -- Civil rights.
Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Documentary films.