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Color silent amateur films by Dave Tatsuno (1913-2006), a businessman in the San Francisco Bay area. Composed largely of home movie clips, taken 1942-1945, of the environment the Japanese Americans lived in during World War II in forced exclusion at the Topaz concentration camp near Delta, Utah.

This segment (01:57) contains footage of the Tatsuno family's return to the demolished Topaz camp in 1955; the train depot at Delta, Utah; the main street in Delta; the empty landscape at the site of the Topaz camp; Tatsuno's sons Rodney and Sheridan scavenging among the Topaz ruins; broken pottery on a concrete foundation; Alice Tatsuno and daughter Valerie; Alice and children Rodney, Arlene, Valerie, and Sheridan Tatsuno; Topaz ruins at dusk [dark]; kids walking; the family station wagon; Arlene Tatsuno; sunset.

Credits: Dave Tatsuno Collection, Gift of Dave Tatsuno, in Memory of Walter Honderick, Japanese American National Museum (91.74). Preserved and made accessible in part by a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

HNRC — Última actualización Ago 25 2012 8:59 a.m.


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