Rabbit in the Moon (1999)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Military & War, Race & Ethnicity, Politics & Government, Psychology  |   Release Date - Feb 26, 1999 (USA)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |  
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Appearing first at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999, this documentary dispels commonly held ideas regarding the Japanese-Americans who were forced to live in isolated internment camps during World War II. Some Americans still believe that Japanese-Americans were there of their own accord. Unable to keep silent any longer, former residents speak out in this film and discuss the long-term psychological effects of the camps. The film covers the generational conflict within the camps, as well as the deaths of two Japanese-Americans killed by the U.S. Army at the Manzanar Relocation Center.

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internment, Japanese-American, family-history, memoir, profiling [prejudice], relocation-camps, betrayal, community, cultural-identity, mother, world-war, minority