Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn


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Documentary Short


Director: Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato

Producer: Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato

Writer: Nancy Kapitanoff, Sharon Yamato

Featuring: Sandra Oh

Running Time: 17 minutes

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English



After eight years as the costume designer for the Perry Como Show, Michi Nishiura Weglyn (1926-1999) gave up a successful career in show business in the mid-1960s to write the book, 'Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps.' Providing factual evidence of governmental misconduct in the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, the award-winning book, published in 1976, was hailed as the 'Bible of 20th Century Japanese Americans.'Although Using archival photographs, film and audio recordings of Weglyn, 'Out of Infamy' paints a portrait of Weglyn's dynamic personality, which evolved via incarceration in the Gila River, Arizona camp from California-born farm girl to New York City sophisticate to the Rosa Parks of Japanese Americans.

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