RELOCATION ARKANSAS: AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION
Directed by Vivienne Schiffer
Category: Documentary Feature
Run Time: 78 min
Synopsis: In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. Paul Takemoto's mother and grandparents had been imprisoned in one of the Arkansas camps. Ashamed of his heritage and deeply rebellious, he didn't want to know the details. A man of powerful revelations: of his past, of his parents' past and what they mean to his self-identity, he grieves over lost time and years spent fighting a ghost he never understood.
Screenings: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Nichi Bei Films of Remembrance, Reel Docs, Big Muddy Film Festival