Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (1999)

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter McCandless Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Eric Paul Fournier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eric Paul Fournier Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jean Kawahara Editor n/a 172 7000002
Michael Joseph Becker Music n/a 120781 8000002
Bond Bergland Music n/a 120781 8000001
Eric Paul Fournier Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Ken Korematsu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Bill Clinton Actor Himself 1 1000003
Rosa Parks Actor Herself 1 1000002
Eric Paul Fournier Director n/a 2 2000001
Dorka Keehn Producer n/a 3 3000001
Eric Paul Fournier Producer n/a 3 3000003
Shirley Nakoa Producer n/a 3 3000002
Fred Korematsu Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Fred Korematsu was Japanese-American born, raised in California, and was very much your average American. He had a girlfriend. He had just gotten a convertible. He was working as a welder. He had no political background--no sort of political ideals--but when the government asked him, or rather told him, that he must report to an internment camp, he just intrinsically knew it was wrong. One of a small number of Japanese Americans to resist the internment during World War II, Korematsu simply saw no reason why he should accept the suspension of his basic constitutional rights. Aided at first by a lone American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer, Earnest Besig, Korematsu appealed his felony conviction for resisting the internment order all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, which, in 1944, accepted the government's claim of military necessity and affirmed Korematsu's conviction. Korematsu lost his case but never his resolve.
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