A landmark documentary on race and civil liberties inspired by the injustices of the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans is getting a wide airing on Comcast on Demand, reports Rafu Shimpo
The film “Conscience and the Constitution.”debut in 2000 and focuses on 85 individuals who refused to be drafted to fight for the United States during World War II. Their defiance was based on their belief that they could not fight for a country that had denied them their civil liberties by imprisoning them for being Japanese American.
They spent two years in prison and faced the scorn of their own community.
“With video-on-demand and Comcast’s national presence, we can reach more viewers and give them a chance to learn more about the incarceration, at a nominal cost,” said filmmaker Frank Abe. “Thanks to series curator Chi-hui Yang for including our film among so many other outstanding offerings.”