Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Yuki Shimoda ...
Ko Wakatsuki
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Misa / Jeanne Wakatsuki
Dori Takeshita ...
Young Jeanne
Akemi Kikumura ...
Koro
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Teddy Wakatsuki
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Fukimoto
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Zenahiro
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Richard Wakatsuki
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Alice
Gretchen Corbett ...
Lois
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Captain Curtis
Lou Frizzell ...
Lou Frizzell
Frank Abe ...
Frank Nishi
Vernon Kato ...
Calvin
Seth Sakai ...
Joe Takahashi
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Fact based drama about one of the internment camps used by the American military during World War II to detain some 100,000 Japanese Americans (most of them U.S. born) following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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11 March 1976 (USA)  »

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Abschied von Manzanar  »

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America's concentration camps revisited
16 May 1999 | by (Burnet, Texas USA) – See all my reviews

Concentration camps? in the USA? Yes, we did have them. Oh, they went by the euphemism of internment camps or relocation centers, but they were concentration camps. I know that they were not like the Holocaust or the Killing Fields. Those were more appropriately called death camps. This movie deals with one of the camps. The story follows the book by Jean Wakatsuki Houston quite closely. It is a depressing story about a depressing subject, but one that needs to be told, nevertheless, just in case we Americans ever get too smug about other countries having institutions where political prisoners are interned...


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