Family Gathering (1989)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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The internment of Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II stands as one of the most tragic incidents in American history. Driven by fears that these American citizens were consorting with the enemy, Japanese-Americans were summarily rounded up and taken to remote camps for the duration of the war. Their sudden exodus resulted in personal and economic losses from which many never recovered. This program documents the experience of the Yasui family, who experienced the pain and humiliation of the internment policy, the disruption of their lives, and the loss of their home and business. Archival film footage, photographs, personal accounts, and commentary by historians put the ordeal in perspective as part of the American experience.

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internment, imprisonment-false, Japanese-American, war-atrocities