Screenings

Meet the Filmmakers of Remembrance – Sharon Yamato and Yuriko Gamo Romer – Nichi Bei Foundation

Sharon’s film “One fighting Irishman” focuses on the story of Attorney Wayne M. Collins, whose defense of the Constitution drove him to spend 23 years representing Japanese Americans who renounced their American citizenship while imprisoned at the embattled Tule Lake Segregation Center.

Yuriko’s film “Baseball behind Barbed Wire” is a look of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, through the uncommon yet popular lens of baseball.

The Paths of Most Resistance During Wartime Relocation – Nichi Bei News

Sharon Yamato tells the story of Wayne M. Collins in “One Fighting Irishman” (2023, 30 min.), a new short documentary remembering the life and accomplishments of Collins, a maverick civil rights attorney who defended thousands of Japanese Americans from deportations, as well as charges of treason in the case of Iva Toguri.

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