Movie Review: The Manzanar Fishing Club

It seems like an innocuous title -- until you realize (or learn) that The Manzanar Fishing Club, a new documentary by Cory Shiozaki opening today in limited release, deals with one of this country's most shameful chapters: the internment of Japanese citizens after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Shiozaki's film uses archival footage and interviews with survivors -- or children of survivors -- to look at the impact of the law, enacted after Pearl Harbor in early 1942, that forced naturalized and American-born Japanese to leave their homes and their belongings behind when they were forcibly moved to the American equivalent of concentration camps. Read More...


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