Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

Overview

Born in Oakland, CA, in 1919, Fred Korematsu was the son of Japanese immigrants who, when the United States entered World War II in 1941, wanted to do his duty as an American and volunteer for the Army. Instead, Korematsu and the other Japanese-American residents of California were rounded up and placed in internment camps, as many inside the government believed that their loyalties would be with Japan rather than America and that they would attempt to sabotage the U.S. war effort. Outraged, Korematsu refused to ...
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Overview

Born in Oakland, CA, in 1919, Fred Korematsu was the son of Japanese immigrants who, when the United States entered World War II in 1941, wanted to do his duty as an American and volunteer for the Army. Instead, Korematsu and the other Japanese-American residents of California were rounded up and placed in internment camps, as many inside the government believed that their loyalties would be with Japan rather than America and that they would attempt to sabotage the U.S. war effort. Outraged, Korematsu refused to go, and for a time became a fugitive from justice; he was eventually captured and put on trial. The American Civil Liberties Union sided with Korematsu after his arrest, believing the internment orders were a direct violation of the Constitution, and helped Korematsu take his case to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court found in favor of the U.S. government, but in 1981, Peter Irons, a law professor at the University of California in San Diego, began investigating Korematsu's case and discovered that government prosecutors suppressed evidence that would have cleared Korematsu and freed the other Japanese-Americans held by the government. Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Koramatsu Story is a documentary that examines his long, remarkable journey from being a convicted criminal in 1942 to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.
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Special Features

Filmmaker inteviews "Then & Now"; Filmmaker biography
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • UPC: 767685985335
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 7,558

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Clinton
Technical Credits
Eric Paul Fournier Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Becker Score Composer
Jean Kawahara Editor
Peter McCandless Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
1. An Ordinary Person [3:11]
2. Pearl Harbor [11:49]
3. Korematsu Vs. The United States [15:25]
4. 1983 The Reopening [18:32]
5. Never Again? [7:15]
6. Credits [1:55]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Interviews With Eric Paul Fournier
         Then (1:12)
         Now (10:15)
      Filmmaker Biography
         Eric Paul Fournier- Director
      About Docurama
         Credits
         Trailers
            Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
            The Weather Underground
            Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides
            The Wild Parrots of Telegraphy Hill
      Docurama Trailer Park
         Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
         The Weather Underground
         Andy Goldsworthy: Rivers and Tides
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraphy Hill
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