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Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 (2018)

ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 is a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans.

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An ok treatment of the subject
10 May 2020 | by richard-1787See all my reviews

This movie is an ok, but not better than ok, treatment of the internment of Americans of Japanese descent - let's call them that, rather than Japanese-Americans, because that is what they were and what made their internment so horrendous; they were Americans denied their rights as American citizens.

I've read at least one book devoted just to this topic, and seen Ken Burns' treatment of it in his great *The War* series for PBS. Both did a much better job of presenting what happened. This is not a long movie, and a lot of it focuses on the understandably unhappy emotions of young people evidently of Japanese descent. They're angry that this happened, as well they should be, but their feelings really don't make for an interesting movie. The director should have done more real research, watched Ken Burns' series, and figured out whether they wanted to make a real documentary or just a "my feelings are hurt" movie for teenagers.


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