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Japanese Americans in Hawaii during World War II: Resources: Multimedia

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Audio Visual Materials

1.  Beyond Barbed Wire : Untold Stories of American Courage 

Directed by Steve Rosen

This DVD is narrated by "Pat" Morita and focuses on the struggle that Japanese-Americans lived through while serving in the US Army during World War II. 

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2.  Going for Broke

Narrated by: George Takei

This DVD is a historical documentary that tells the story of the Japanese-American combat units in World War II. The majority of these men's families were held in relocation camps in the U.S. while they fought for the country that imprisoned them.

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3.  Under the Blood Red Sun

Directed by Tim Savage

This movie isn't in the UHWO Library's collection, but it's a locally produced movie based on a novel set in World War II Hawaii. 

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Featured Resource: 'Ulu'ulu: The Henry Ku'ualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawai'i

Ulu'ulu is Hawaii'i's official state archive for moving images and is located within UHWO's Library

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Contact Information:

UHWO Library First Floor
91-1001 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI 96707

phone: 808.689.2740
e-mail: uluulu [at] hawaii [dot] edu