VIDEO: Alan’s Story

By May 18, 2015Documentary, Video


“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 the positive way it comes out is through righteous anger. It’s not just being angry and lashing out but directing it in some way that moves in a positive direction to create change.”

Our latest For the Sake of the Children trailer features Alan, who was born in the Manzanar internment camp the day the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Alan began a personal quest to unearth his history while in college, when he realized that “camp” meant something far more traumatic than what his parents always told him. Alan’s journey has empowered him to reclaim his history and make more sense of his life.

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