Conscience and the Constitution

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    30-second trailer for the new Two-Disc Collector's Edition DVD of CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION, a PBS film on the largest organized resistance to the WW2 incarceration of Japanese Americans. Learn more and order the DVD at

    CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION reveals the long-untold story of the organized draft resistance at the American concentration camp at Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the suppression of that resistance by Japanese American leaders.

    Under the banner of the Fair Play Committee, 85 young men declared they were ready to fight for their country, but not until the government restored their rights as citizens and released their families from camp. Through their eyes audiences see into the heart of the Japanese American conscience and a debate that is still alive today.

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    CONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION debuted on national PBS on November 30, 2000. It is produced by Frank Abe for the Independent Television Service, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. Digital preservation of the film was made possible by support from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program. Show less
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