In a single moment, the United States vaulted into World War II following the attack at Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7th, 1941. As the semblance of measured serenity and daily life dissolved, suddenly America shifted into the mindset of a nation attacked, a nation at war. But behind the pure strains of patriotism loomed a different conflict. Struggling to identify its allies and opponents, the U.S. Government incarcerated Pacific Coast Japanese American citizens in concentration camps – a decision that has been questioned and hotly debated since WWII.
IN TIME OF WAR explores the personal stories of Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest who were affected by internment and military service in WWII. Featuring exclusive interviews with survivors of this historical event, archival war footage and the critical insights of historians, this documentary tells the intimate stories of Japanese Americans living the legacy of war.
Note: For the state of Washington public schools, this package is available free of charge by contacting your local school district in the state of Washington.