Days of Waiting

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28 minutes, black & white and color
Source: Center for Asian American Media

Days of Waiting is a biographical documentary about Estelle Ishigo, a woman artist who was one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps in 1942. During her internment, she recorded the deprivations and rigors of camp life with unusual insight, her sketches and watercolors forming a moving portrait of the internees as they struggled to keep their health and dignity alive.

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