Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Director Steven Okazaki has made less than a handful of documentaries but has received awards or nominations for all of them. This look at the internment of Americans of Japanese descent in detention camps during World War II is a compelling story of that gross injustice (and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1985). Okazaki combines newsreel footage of that time, interviews with the three men who went to court to fight the internment, and clips from their press conferences. To round out the narration, he adds some sequences from Point of Order, a play about one of the court cases.
Japanese-American, archival-footage, court-battle, defiance, detention-camp, injustice, internment, newsreels, world-war