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Rabbit in the Moon

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PBS Premiere: July 6, 1999


Like many Japanese Americans released from WWII internment camps, the young Omori sisters did their best to erase the memories and scars of life under confinement. Fifty years later acclaimed filmmaker Emiko Omori asks her older sister and other detainees to reflect on the personal and political consequences of internment. From the exuberant recollections of a typical teenager, to the simmering rage of citizens forced to sign loyalty oaths, Omori renders a poetic and illuminating picture of a deeply troubling chapter in American history.

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TAGS: discrimination, fear, internment camps, japanese, japanese american, racism, war, world war II

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Rabbit in the Moon

Premiere Date: July 6, 1999

Trailer: Link

Filmmaker: Emiko Omori Bio | Interview


Emiko Omori
Emiko Omori

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