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“Then Becoming Now”

  • 2019
  • 24 mins

“Then Becoming Now” (2019, 24 min.) by Emiko Omori. The journey of three men who went from prison inmates to social activists. Seventy-seven years ago Hiroshi “Shim” Shimizu, Kaz Naganuma, and Hiroshi Fukuda met as toddlers in the Crystal City detention camp.

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Lessons For Today

What are the ongoing lessons to be learned from the wartime incarceration? For many Japanese Americans, it means taking a stand for others, and helping to ensure that such deprivation of civil liberties remains a relic of the past.