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Generations for Justice: Monica Embrey

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“My family endured Manzanar and unconstitutional incarceration. They came out of that not bitter—angry for sure—but not bitter. Instead, they decided to refocus all of that energy to making rights from the wrongs that had happened to them.” Monica Embrey fights for justice. In her career as an environmental justice organizer for Greenpeace in Charlotte, North Carolina, she fights to…

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VIDEO: Alan’s Story

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  “The first reaction of a rape victim is typically, ‘What did I do wrong? Was it my fault?’ And so you hide it, and you act like, well, let me move on in my life and act like this did not happen. After awhile, you find that you can no longer live with that shame and that lie and…

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VIDEO: Mary’s Story

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  Our newest trailer for our upcoming film, For the Sake of the Children, features artist Mary Higuchi, whose mother was imprisoned in the Poston internment camp. In this emotional two-minute segment, Mary shares the experience of her mother’s commitment to protecting her children from the horrors of internment through scenes of old photos, a pilgrimage to the Manzanar internment camp…

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O-kaasan, Kodomo No Tame Ni

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I took my mother to Poston, came home, and did a painting of guard towers and barracks. I asked her what she thought. My mother sat quietly, studying the painting. Her expression turned to great sadness. She said, “in camp, not a day went by without wondering, what is going to happen to my children? What will become of them?” She…

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VIDEO: Diana’s Story

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Watch Diana McCabe, the business editor at U-T San Diego, introduce the story of For the Sake of the Children in our first character-narrated trailer. Diana traveled to Poston last month with Fly on the Wall to remember and retell her family story. Her full story, as well as the stories of other children and grandchildren of the Japanese American internment,…

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Kickstart us?

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Show your support. For the first time, we’re looking at Japanese American internment during World War II as a multi-generational story. For the children and grandchildren of the thousands of Japanese Americans held in concentration camps, the memory continues to evoke pain, shame and confusion–so much so that it is rarely even discussed. For the Sake of the Children follows the journey of four generations of Japanese Americans, grappling…

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Family Reunion in Minnesota

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We hope you enjoyed the long weekend! Labor Day brought us to Minnesota for the great family reunion of Diana McCabe — business editor at U-T San Diego and a featured character in our upcoming film For the Sake of the Children. The McCabe family kindly dedicated a portion of their time together to sharing their perspectives on the past with the Fly…

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Eyes on the Road: Cody, Wyoming

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This past weekend, For the Sake of the Children director Joe Fox, producer Marlene Shigekawa and videographer Sean Dolan joined a special pilgrimage to Heart Mountain, the former site of a Japanese American internment camp during World War II in Cody, Wyoming. Highlights included an interview with former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, a survivor of Heart Mountain; a visit to…

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Scenes from Nisei Week

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Fly cameras headed West again this week to film For the Sake of the Children, our forthcoming documentary covering the multigenerational impact of Japanese American internment during World War II. We arrived right in time for Nisei Week, a festival celebrating Japanese culture and community. We’ll be filming in California and Wyoming all week, in the hope of adding more valuable elements to the rich…

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TONIGHT: Watch Question One on Link TV

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  We are very excited to invite you to watch our film Question One tonight on Link TV! The film will be screening at 7:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Pacific. Tune in from across the nation on DirecTV Channel 375 or DISH Network Channel 9410. For more information and to watch the trailer, click here. Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and…

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