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Betrayed: Surviving An American Concentration Camp (Special Preview)

Directed by Rory Banyard
  • 2021
  • 57 mins

“Betrayed: Surviving An American Concentration Camp” tells the story of a group of Japanese Americans and their incarceration by the U.S. government purely on the basis of race. In the compelling voices of survivors of Minidoka, a concentration camp in the Idaho desert, the film explores the unconstitutional suspension of their civil rights during World War II and the long-lasting impact of the incarceration on their community. “Betrayed” examines the incarceration of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest in order to tell a universal story about unjust incarceration and the loss of civil rights.


About the Director:

Rory Banyard has a passion for telling visual stories, and for making films that change viewers’ understanding of their world. He is an Emmy award-winning director with over 20 years of experience making films on civil rights, cultural history, and the natural world. His films have won numerous awards and have been part of the Official Selection of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival, and many other festivals around the world.


Featuring a post-film discussion with director RORY BANYARD, former Minidoka concentration camp incarcerees LARRY MATSUDA and PAUL TOMITA, Friends of Minidoka Executive Director ROBYN ACHILLES, and moderated by former KPIX-TV News Anchor WENDY TOKUDA.