Documentary | 1992 | 58 mins | DVD
Director/Producer: Janice Tanaka
This video presents clear evidence of the profound effect of the internment on generations of Japanese Americans. It chronicles Tanaka’s 50-year personal search for her father, whom she had not seen since age three. As a young man, the FBI arrested him for opposing the internment and diagnosed him as schizophrenic with paranoid tendencies. Tanaka finally finds him in a halfway house for the chronically mentally ill in Los Angeles’s skid row. Valuable for psychology, sociology and Asian American studies.