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Independent Television Service presents a production ; co-producer, Shannon Gee ; written, produced and directed by Frank Abe ; with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Civil Liberties Education Fund.

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Names: Abe, Frank. | Inada, Lawson Fusao. | Takei, George, | Mako,
Published: [Hohokus, NJ] : Transit Media, [2011]
Edition: Two-disc collector's ed.
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 - Japanese Americans - Personal narratives. | World War, 1939-1945 - Draft resisters - United States. | Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945. | Japanese Americans - Civil rights. | Japanese Americans - History - 20th century. | Concentration camps - Wyoming. | Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)
Genres: Documentary films. | Nonfiction films. | Feature films. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (190 min.) : sound, color with black and white portions ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN: 9780970541222
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, all regions.
Language Note: English (2.0 stereo); closed-captioned, bonus material not captioned.
Summary: Americans, organized as the Fair Play Committee, refused to be drafted from the concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. They were ready to fight, but not before their rights as U.S. citizens were restored and families released. This was the largest organized resistance to incarceration, leading to the largest trial for draft resistance in U.S. history. Prosecuted as criminals, Japanese American leaders and veterans ostracized them as traitors. The resisters served two years in prison, and for the next 50 were written out of the official history of Japanese America.
Performer: Narrator, Lawson Fusao Inada ; voices: George Takei, Mako, Stephen Sumida, Jim French.
Award: Awards: BEST FEATURE FILM: VC FilmFest 2000, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival ; Vermont International Film Festival (War and Peace category) ; BEST DOCUMENTARY: San Luis Obispo International Film Festival ; New York International Independent Film & Video Festival ; BEST MUSIC SCORE: Emerald City Awards, Seattle ; DARUMA CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD: Sacramento Asian American community.
Notes: Credits taken from container.
Originally produced as a documentary film in 2000.
Bonus features include outtakes, interviews, extras, featurette "The JACL apologizes," viewer's guide, trailers, and scene selection.
Digital preservation supported by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.
Other Names: Abe, Frank.
Inada, Lawson Fusao.
Takei, George, 1937-
Mako, 1933-2006.
Independent Television Service.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

More Details for: Conscience and the Constitution