A Challenge to Democracy
|A Challenge to Democracy|
|Narrated by||John Baker|
|The War Relocation Authority|
|Running time||21 minutes|
This film is more sober in its description. The film makes it clear that the Japanese Americans were forced from their circumstances, and that they were made to live in a rather barren relocation camp, which was surrounded by armed guards. The film states bluntly that the medicine available at the camp was the same as that of everybody else in war time—barely adequate.
More positive features of camp life are also shown, whatever their histocial accuracy may be: it shows the internees organizing a self-government, schools, and places of worship, as well as contributing to the war effort though industry. It also shows that some families were allowed to leave the camp if they were considered to be loyal enough.
- The short film A Challenge to Democracy is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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