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Ugly history: Japanese American incarceration camps - Densho

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Published on Oct 1, 2019

Dig into the historic injustice of Japanese American incarceration camps, also known as internment camps, during World War II.

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On December 7, 1941, 16 year-old Aki Kurose shared in the horror of millions of Americans when Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor. Unbeknownst to her, this shared experience would soon leave her family and over 120,000 Japanese Americans alienated from their country, both socially and physically. Densho explores the racism and paranoia that led to the unjust internment of Japanese Americans.

Lesson by Densho, directed by Lizete Upīte.

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