Koji Oshima is the proud owner of a small corner grocery store, but he must now abandon everything and report to an assembly center, en route to a more permanent confinement site. His belongings, his business – everything must be sold except for what he can carry in one large duffel bag.
ONE OF MANY
A Japanese American man struggles to balance family, love, and country in the midst of WWII incarceration. Facing a moral crisis brought on by the infamous "loyalty questionnaire," he discusses key questions 27 and 28 with his Issei father and fiancee, an elementary school teacher in the camp.
A SONG FOR MANZANAR
A young mother and her family are placed in the Manzanar confinement site during WWII. The film draws upon a true story, depicting the closeness of two sisters shown in glimpses of childhood experiences, a conversation as young women, and the dogged efforts of the older sister to get a letter out to her sister in Hiroshima.
George, Akiko, Kaori, and Kazuo return to their former house following the end of World War II and the closure of the Japanese American confinement sites. Arriving home, they find the house ransacked by vandals and in a state of disrepair, but there is a glimmer of hope that the future holds better days.
Seppuku is a cinematic folk tale that chronicles the ritual death and rebirth of Mari Yoshimori. It looks through the lens of a psyche molded through generations by the legacy of internment. It’s a soul-searching journey to recalibrate a spiritual compass and find new purpose in life.