Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn
Narrated by Sandra Oh; written, produced and directed by Nancy Kapitanoff and Sharon Yamato, 2009
FROM BACK COVER:
"It is my sincere hope that this story of what happened only a generation ago may serve as a sobering reminder to us all that even Constitutions are not worth the parchment they are printed on unless vitalized by a sound and uncorrupted public opinion, and a leadership of integrity and compassion." - Michi Nishiura Weglyn
"MICHI NISHIURA WEGLYN (1926-1999) gave up a successful career as a costume designer for the popular Perry Como Show to write a book that was to set the record straight about the forced incarceration of more than 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent during World War II.
Weglyn's interest in the subject was personal: she was a victim of the war as a teenager held in a camp, and later married a German Jew who had narrowly escaped Hitler's Holocaust.
Her research was meticulous, her tenacity unswerving, and her passion legendary."
Running Time: 17 minutes; color
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