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The first battle : the battle for equality in war-time Hawaii

Author: Tom CoffmanD HooleNyla FujiiEric NemotoGary OntaiAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco [Calif.] : Distributed to PBS by the Center for Asian American Media, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard format (3:4)
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A mix of archival footage and historical recreations tells the story of the Japanese Hawaiians' efforts to maintain equal rights and fair treatment during World War II. Fearing that Japan's involvement in the war would stoke racial hatred, Americans of Japanese descent living in Hawaii effectively anticipated and countered the type of harsh treatment that forced Japanese-Americans on the U.S. mainland into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Historical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Coffman; D Hoole; Nyla Fujii; Eric Nemoto; Gary Ontai; John Bopp; Edward Sclafani; Community Development Pacific, Inc.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Center for Asian American Media.
OCLC Number: 72700683
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Credits: Director of photography, Ryan Kawamoto ; editor, Robert Bates ; music score, Stephen Fox.
Performer(s): Narrators: David Hoole, Nyla Fujii, Eric Nemoto. Actors: Eric Nemoto, Gary Ontai, John Bopp, Edward Sclafani.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; stereo.
Other Titles: Battle for equality in war-time Hawaii
Responsibility: a project of Community Development Pacific, Inc. ; writer/producer, & director, Tom Coffman.
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A mix of archival footage and historical recreations tells the story of the Japanese Hawaiians' efforts to maintain equal rights and fair treatment during World War II. Fearing that Japan's involvement in the war would stoke racial hatred, Americans of Japanese descent living in Hawaii effectively anticipated and countered the type of harsh treatment that forced Japanese-Americans on the U.S. mainland into internment camps.

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