April 24th – 27th, 2008 Bijou Art Cinemas - Eugene, Oregon
HIDDEN INTERNMENT: THE ART SHIBAYAMA STORY
Irum Shiekh, Casey Peek, Grace Shimizu | 2004 | USA | 35 mm | Documentary | 27 min
Hidden Internment reveals the long concealed history of how the US government kidnapped and interned over 2,000 Japanese Latin Americans and used them for hostage exchange with Japan during World War II. Reveals the lesser-known history of the Japanese-Latin American internment through the life story of a 13-yearold boy named Art Shibayama, who was taken from Peru on March 22, 1944 and interned in Crystal City, Texas for two years. Despite this internment, Art was denied equal redress provided to Japanese Americans.
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Producer & Director Grace Shimizu in attendance!
Grace Shimizu is director of the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project (JPOHP), coordinator of the Campaign For Justice: Redress Now For Japanese Latin Americans! (CFJ), and project director of the groundbreaking traveling exhibit, "The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II."