Rabbit in the Moon
(USA/1999—directed by Emiko Omori)
For thousands of second-generation Japanese-American children, home during World War II meant US government internment camps in remote locations in the California desert. Separated from their parents and living in extreme conditions, Emiko and Chizuko Omori experienced hardships that robbed them of their childhood, their Japanese heritage and eventually the memory of their parent’s tragic lives. Through the making of Rabbit in the Moon, filmmaker Emiko Omori uncovered her forgotten home and a family lost to unbearable emotions.
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