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“Moving Walls”

  • 2017
  • 25 mins

“Moving Walls” (2017, 25 min.) by Sharon Yamato. The story of what happened to the barracks used to house 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII. Focusing on the Heart Mountain concentration camp, the film tells the story of how they were sold for a dollar apiece to homesteaders in Wyoming. Out of an American nightmare, the barracks became part of the American dream.

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