FESTIVALS | REVIEWS | SUPPORT
FESTIVAL AWARDS AND SCREENINGS:
PBS Broadcast, February 19, 1999
Asian American Showcase
Northern California Emmy Nomination, Cultural Affairs Program
Press Club, Tokyo, Japan, May 2000
REVIEWS OF CHILDREN OF THE CAMPS:
- Sacramento News
". . . Children of the Camps
emerges as a truly insightful and evocative documentary on the
Japanese American internment experience."
". . . Remarkably intimate
. . . This title adds an important chapter to the story of World
War II internment."
of the Camps'] value is in pointing
out the injustice. It is a message worth repeating because it
seems to be a lesson lost in today's world. Society continues
to breed hate for the 'other.'"
- Honolulu Star-Bulletin
". . . This fine film . . . presents
an interesting, seldom-seen aspect of the war and how it continues
to affect us more than 50 years later."
- Library Journal
". . . The production values
are excellent, the workshop participants and Dr. Ina are engaging,
and the life experiences that are shared are compelling. . .
. Children of the Camps is an outstanding effort and is
- MC Journal: The
Journal of Academic Media Librarianship
"This video's . . . compelling as
survivors discuss painful memories, oftern clashing over their
assessments of what it's like to live in a country they feel
has rejected them. . . . At video's end, survivors liken themselves
to the driftwood they find at the edge of the ocean; they have
weathered the storms, and endured."
- Video Librarian
"Children of the Camps
allows viewers to watch six men and women...to understand the
demons they've lived with all their lives."
- Sacramento Bee
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN OF THE CAMPS:
like to salute your efforts of bringing to the Japanese American
community the documentary film, Children of the Camps. It is
vital that we continue to explore the personal and familial consequences
of the Japanese Americans interned during World War II. This
film will serve as a valuable tool for many individuals wanting
to confront and understand the trauma and stress associated with
their internment experience.
Hon. Robert T. Matsui, Member of Congress
[Children of the Camps is] about self acknowledgment and
coming to terms with ourselves and our history . . . and that
if we can honor our history and come to grips with it, then we
can guide ourselves not only in the present, but into the future.
Its personal growth for myself . . . After this program
. . . watch the spirit, watch the sentiment, watch the growth,
and watch the healing.
Assemblymember, 23rd District
The tragedy of Japanese American internment during World
War II is one of the most infamous chapters of American racism
in the history of our country. The larger and indeed powerfully
effective message of this project is that we must never again
allow institutionalized racism to destroy the lives of our fellow
Warren Robbin Ware, President, Sacramento Chapter, NAACP
of the Camps] is phenomenal and . . . very well done . .
. [Dr. Ina] did honor to so many who have been wronged. She gave
a voice to their grief and bravery.
Lee Mun Wah, Color of Fear