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Published on Feb 12, 2007
Emmy Award-winning* documentary coming to PBS!
FROM A SILK COCOON: The discovery of a small metal box leads to the uncovering of a family story, shrouded in silence for more than 60 years. Woven through their censored letters, diary entries, and haiku poetry, is the true story of a young Japanese American couple whose shattered dreams and forsaken loyalties lead them to renounce their American citizenship while held in separate prison camps during World War II. They struggle to prove their innocence and fight deportation during a time of wartime hysteria and racial profiling.
Would you like to see From a Silk Cocoon on your local PBS station? All program scheduling decisions are made locally, so feel free to contact your local PBS station (www.pbs.org/stationfinder) to provide your comments and suggestions. Now would be a great time, as we are hoping to have many more PBS broadcasts during the month of May (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month). Thanks very much!
EMMY AWARD for Outstanding Achievement, Historical/Cultural - Program *National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, San Francisco/Northern California Chapter
2006 SILVER TELLY AWARD - Outstanding Documentary Program
2006 BRONZE TELLY AWARD - Outstanding Cultural Program
BEST DIRECTOR AWARD - New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
GRAND FESTIVAL AWARD - Berkeley Video & Film Festival