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Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaiʻi

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Main: Feature Approx 75 minutes
2018/Color/NTSC
Language: English with Japanese subtitles

The mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II has been well documented. New stories about the internment of Japanese Americans in Hawaiʻi have only recently emerged. Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaiʻi is the new documentary that explores the personal stories of several internees, and is also an archeological journey of nineteen former WWII Hawai‘i confinement sites. This is a film that is both emotionally wrenching and relevant to the American struggle for justice and civil liberties.

Writer, Director, and Editor: Ryan Kawamoto
Executive Producer: Carole Hayashino
Director of Photography: David Sato
Production Company: Kinetic Productions