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RELOCATION, ARKANSAS - Aftermath of Incarceration   
NOLA Code: RLAR 00 H1
Program Length: 1/60
Format: HD
Version: Base
Closed Captioned: Yes
Stereo: Yes
SAP: None
V-Chip: TV-G
Short Description: In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. Paul Takemoto’s mother and grandparents had been imprisoned in one of the Arkansas camps. Ashamed of his heritage and deeply rebellious, he didn’t want to know the details. A man of powerful revelations: of his past, of his parents’ past and what they mean to his self-identity, he grieves over lost time and years spent fighting a ghost he never understood. After the war, Richard Yada’s family refused to return to California, where violence against Japanese Americans was worse then it had been before the war. They became sharecroppers in Arkansas. But a code of segregation in the South ruled every interaction. A person could be only be black or white. Where did these non-white, non-black newcomers fit in? Mayor Rosalie Gould’s deep Southern accent belies a fierce determination. Her neighbors threatened her life because she had the audacity to see the prisoners not as the enemy, but as Americans who had been wronged.

Relocation, Arkansas – Aftermath of Incarceration weaves these remarkable stories into a surprising tale of prejudice and perseverance, hurt and healing, and ultimately, the triumph of reconciliation.

Flags: minor language
Broadcast Rights: 6R/4YRS
School Rights: 1YR
Non-Commercial Rights: Y
VOD Rights: Yes
VOD Rights Type: Concurrent w/broadcast rights
Rights Period: 05-May-17 to 04-May-21
Available: Royalty free to NETA members and subscribers
Producer: Vivienne Schiffer
12627 Trail Hollow
Houston, TX 77024
Co-Producer: Johanna Demetrakas
Date Produced: 2016
Funding:
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
Cressey Nakagawa
Center for Asian American Media
Arkansas Humanities Council with funding from the Department of Arkansas Heritage and National Endowment for the Humanities)
Murphy Family Foundation
Stan and Christine Umeda
Local Underwriting Cleared: Yes
Website: www.relocationarkansas.com/