POV 1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 12, Episode 5 Rabbit in the Moon
First Aired: July 6, 1999
Japanese-Americans look back on life in WWII internment camps. “Those places were jails,” says writer Chizuko Omori, whose sister Emiko is the film's director and writer. Among the topics: the effect of internment on family life; political and generational divisions among internees; a loyalty questionnaire the U.S. government required internees fill out; and internee resistance to a wartime draft.