California's-Gold

The Adventure Continues… Japanese American Home Movies

Despite the loneliness and despair that enveloped us, we made the best we could with the situation.  I hope when you look at these you see the spirit of the people; people trying to reconstruct a community despite overwhelming obstacles.  This, I feel, is the essence of these home movies — Dave Tatsuno, home movie maker

This episode of California’s Gold is very different to the light-hearted half-hour segments I’m used to.  Huell takes us to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, exploring a fascinating collection of home movies dating back to the early 20th century.

Also included is a 40-minute film called “Something Strong Within” which consists entirely of home movies shot inside a number of World War 2 internment camps.

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