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1. The Last Samurai (2003)

R | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

2. Day of Independence (2003)

27 min | Short

7.0
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The creators of Visas and Virtue (1997 Academy Award Winner, Best Live Action Short Film) have embarked on a new journey - the production of Independence Day. This dramatic film, set in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Tashima, Tim Toyama | Director: Chris Tashima | Stars: Derek Mio, Marcus Toji, Alan Muraoka, Keiko Kawashima

3. Rabbit in the Moon (1999)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.5
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Writer: Emiko Omori | Director: Emiko Omori | Stars: Emiko Omori, Chizuko Omori, Frank Emi, Aiko Yoshinaga-Herzig

4. Children of the Camps (1999 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

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More than 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned behind barbed wire during World War II - over half were children. This documentary captures the experiences of six Americans of Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Holsapple | Stars: Howard Ikemoto, Satsuki Ina, Marion Kanemoto, Bessie Masuda

5. Old Man River (1998)

73 min | Documentary

5.9
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Documentary film version of the stage show in which actress Cynthia Gates Fujikawa explores the story of her father, actor Jerry Fujikawa, who had a long career in films and television, ... See full summary »

Writer: Cynthia Gates Fujikawa | Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Jerry Fujikawa, Cynthia Gates Fujikawa

6. Worlds Apart (2004)

Drama, War

7.1
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A Japanese-American father and son must confront their contrasting views of America within the anti-Japanese climate of a World War II American internment camp.

Writer: Jesse Kobayashi | Director: Jesse Kobayashi | Stars: West Liang, Sab Shimono

7. Taky Kimura: The Dragon's Legacy (2000)

47 min | Documentary

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One day before his high school graduation, Taky Kimura was taken into the Japanese American Internment Camp. Emerging from the camp after the war, he was a dispirited and broken young man. ... See full summary »

Director: Mellissa Tong

8. The Nisei Farmer (2003)

12 min | Short, Drama, War

7.8
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When the U.S. government makes reparations for the injustices suffered by the Japanese Americans during World War II, memories of a stolen youth resurface for a Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) farmer in northern California.

Writer: Dean Yamada | Director: Dean Yamada | Stars: Steven Kondo, Jude Narita, Deborah O'Brien, Mark Ofuji

9. Surveillances (2003)

23 min | War, Drama, Short

8.3
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It is 1942, and to aid its intelligence gathering efforts, the United States War Office authorizes a surveillance case to capture the meeting of two strangers in a park in Brooklyn. One is ... See full summary »

Director: Jay Weisman | Stars: Stephen Benson, Patrick Wang

10. The War: Nisei Soldiers (2007 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, War

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Explores the experience of Japanese-American WWII veterans of the South Bay and Central Coast of California who stepped forward to fight valiantly for their country despite the internment ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Gracheff | Star: Dave Tatsuno

11. Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray (2002)

29 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Called "an elegant documentary" by Sundance and "eloquent and deeply moving" by the LA Times, Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Gray is a penetrating portrait of this photographer's search ... See full summary »

Director: Robert A. Nakamura | Star: Toyo Miyatake

12. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003– )
Episode: Reparations (2006)

TV-14 | Comedy, Documentary

7.8
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Penn and Teller ask if it is right that black Americans should be compensated for slavery, if native Americans should be allowed to run casinos on their land.

Creators: Randall Moldave, Eric Small | Directors: Star Price, Scott Firestone, Joshua E. Kessler, Chip Selby | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, James David Audlin, H.K. Edgerton