Rabbit in the Moon*
- 1999 ----- color ----- 84 min ----- vhs
A documentary/memoir about the events, meanings and lingering effects of the World War II incarceration of the West Coast Japanese American community. It is the story of two sisters, filmmaker Emiko Omori and writer Chizuko Omori, who revisited the absence of this vital history in their lives while searching for the memory of their mother who died shortly after their release at war's end. While working to reconstruct the events of the last years of their mother's life they uncovered a reality far more appalling than they had imagined: betrayal and abuse by their government, betrayal by members of the Japanese American community, protest and resistance by the internees, and eventual return back into a country now foreign and hostile to them.
(Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
- Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Asian-American, Biography, Discrimination, Family Life, History: American, Motion Pictures: Documentary, War and Peace, Women Studies)