“Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i Island”

Directed by Ryan Kawamoto
  • 2018
  • 25 mins

“Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i Island” (2018, 25 min.) by Ryan Kawamoto. The personal stories of the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Americans from their initial imprisonment at Kilauea Military Camp, transfer & interrogation at Sand Island, and their incarceration in far away places like New Mexico, Arkansas and Arizona.

 

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Untold Stories

For years, it had been common knowledge that Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from the West Coast during World War II. But what about in Hawai‘i, where those of Japanese descent made a significant portion of the population? Until recently, theirs had been an untold story.