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Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (2000)

Director: Eric Fournier
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Studio: New Video Group
Genre: Documentary, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 60 min.

Synopsis
In 1942, Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9006, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps, he became something extraordinary--a civil rights champion. Award-winning director Eric Paul Fournier follows Korematsus story from the moment he first resisted confinement to the hard-won victory he finally achieved 39 years later, with the help of a new generation of Japanese-American activists seeking vindication and the assurance that such a terrible injustice would never occur again.



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