List of documentary films about the Japanese American internment

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This is a list of documentary films about the Japanese American internment.


  • 442: For the Future (1997) - Patricia Kinaga[citation needed]
  • 442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity (2010) - Junichi Suzuki[citation needed]
  • After Silence: Civil Rights and the Japanese American Experience (2003) - Louis Shelton[citation needed]
  • All We Could Carry (2011) - Steven Okazaki[citation needed]
  • America at Its Best: Legacy of Two Nisei Patriots (2001) - Vince Matsuidaira, Nisei Veterans Committee of Seattle[citation needed]
  • The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects (2010) - Rick Quan[citation needed]
  • Beyond Barbed Wire (1997) – Steve Rosen, Terri DeBono
  • Camp Amache: The Story of an American Tragedy (2007) - Don Dexter
  • The Cats of Mirikitani (2006) – Linda Hattendorf
  • Caught in Between: What to Call Home in Times of War (2004) - Lina Hoshino
  • A Challenge to Democracy (1943)
  • Children of the Camps (1999)
  • Citizen Tanouye (2005) - Robert Horsting, Craig Yahata
  • The Color of Honor: The Japanese American Soldier in WWII (1987) - Loni Ding
  • Conscience and the Constitution (2000) – Frank Abe
  • Days of Waiting (1990) – Steven Okazaki
  • Dear Miss Breed (2000) - Veronica Ko
  • Democracy Under Pressure: Japanese Americans and World War II (2000) - Jeffrey S. Betts
  • A Divided Community (2012) Momo Yashima
  • Emi (1979) - Frank Nesbitt, Michael Toshiyuki Ono
  • Encounter with the Past: American Japanese Internment in World War II (1980) - Tak Shindo
  • Enemy Alien (2011) - Konrad Aderer
  • Family Gathering (1988)
  • Farewell to Manzanar (1976)
  • A Flicker in Eternity (2013) - Ann Kaneko, Sharon Yamato
  • Forced Out: Internment and the Enduring Damage to California Cities and Towns (2003) - KVIE
  • Forsaken Fields (2001) - Midori Sperandeo
  • From a Silk Cocoon (2006) – Satsuki Ina
  • Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol (2009) - Lucy Ostrander
  • Furusato: The Lost Village of Terminal Island (2005) - David Meltzer
  • Gila River and Mama: The Ruth Mix Story (2011) - Claire Mix
  • Guilty by Reason of Race (1972) - NBC
  • Heart Mountain: Three Years in an Internment Camp (1994) - Dianne Fukami
  • Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story (2004) - Casey Peek, Irum Shiekh
  • History and Memory (1992) - Rea Tajiri
  • The Idaho Homefront: Of Camps and Combat (2007) - Jim Peck
  • In Time Of War (2004) - Andrea Palpant
  • Interactions (2000) - Justin Lin
  • Japanese Relocation (1942) – Office of War Information
  • Jimmy Murakami—Enemy Alien (2010) - Sé Merry Doyle
  • Justice Betrayed (1992) - Gordon Lee, Honolulu JACL
  • Life Interrupted: Reunion and Remembrance in Arkansas (2006) - Japanese American National Museum
  • Manzanar (1972) – Robert A. Nakamura
  • Manzanar Fishing Club (2012) - Cory Shiozaki
  • Meeting at Tule Lake (1994) - Scott T. Tsuchitani
  • Most Honorable Son (2007) - Bill Kubota
  • The Music Man of Manzanar (2005) - Brian T. Maeda
  • Nebraska's Nisei (1998) - University of Nebraska
  • The Nisei: The Pride and the Shame (1965) - CBS
  • Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People (1983) - Loni Ding
  • Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (2000) - Eric Paul Fournier
  • Passing Poston (2008) - Joe Fox
  • A Personal Matter: Gordon Hirabayashi vs. the United States (1992) John de Graaf
  • Pilgrimage (2006) – Tad Nakamura
  • Prejudice and Patriotism: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in the Military Intelligence Service of WWII (1998)
  • Prisoners and Patriots: The Untold Story of Japanese Internment in Santa Fe (2011) - Neil H. Simon
  • Rabbit in the Moon (1999) - Emiko Omori
  • Remembering Manzanar (2004) - National Park Service
  • Rescued By Fate (2014) - Christopher H.K. Lee
  • Return to the Valley: Japanese American Experience After WWII (2003) - Scott Gracheff
  • Searchlight Serenade (2012) - Claire Reynolds
  • The Silent Glory (2000) - Zed Merrill
  • Something Strong Within (1994) – Japanese American National Museum
  • Stand Up for Justice: The Ralph Lazo Story (2004) - John Esaki
  • Take Me Home: A Child's Experience of Internment (2005) - David Tanner, Andrea Palpant
  • Tanforan: From Race Track to Assembly Center (1994) - Dianne Fukami
  • To Be Takei (2014)
  • Topaz (1945)
  • Topaz (1988) - KUED
  • Toyo's Camera: Japanese American History During WWII (2009) - Junichi Suzuki
  • Time of Fear (2004) - Sue Williams
  • When You're Smiling: The Deadly Legacy of Internment (1999) - Janice D. Tanaka
  • Winter in My Soul (1986) - Bob Nellis, KTWO
  • Without Due Process: A Documentary about America's Concentration Camps (2001) - Brian Beanblossom
  • Unfinished Business (1985) - Steven Okazaki
  • Valor With Honor (2008) - Burt Takeuchi
  • Visible Target (1985) - Cris Anderson, John de Graaf
  • Yankee Samurai (1985) - Katriel Schory

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