Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawaii Island Hilo Screening
“Voices Behind Barbed Wire: Stories of Hawai‘i Island” Special Hilo Screening
Produced by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i. Written and Directed by Ryan Kawamoto
Length: 25 min
Synopsis: “Voices Behind Barbed Wire” explores the personal stories of the Hawai‘i Island Japanese Americans from their initial imprisonment at Kilauea Military Camp, transfer and interrogation at Sand Island, and their incarceration in far away places like New Mexico, Arkansas and Arizona. The film also focuses on the modern day relevance of civil liberties and takes an archeological journey through the former WWII prison sites on Hawai‘i Island.
The screenings are free and open to the public.