“A Flicker in Eternity” (2012, 25 min.) by Ann Kaneko, Sharon Yamato. A coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Based on Hayami’s own diary, this documentary is the firsthand account of a 15-year-old thrust into the turmoil of WWII. Through Hayami’s endearing cartoons and witty observations, this film chronicles his life behind barbed wire and as a soldier in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
From discovering what became of the barracks that housed Japanese Americans during the war, or groundbreaking documentaries on the Minikoa concentration camp or incarceration in Canada, these films shed light on little-known stories.