"The Story of an American Tragedy"
The story of Camp Amache is a story of survival of more than 7,000 people who lost everything and were unjustly interned by the United States Government. In spite of these circumstances, they remained loyal to the government of the United States of America.
"The story of Camp Amache and the wrongful internment of Japanese Americans and people of Japanese ancestry during World War II, moved me so much, emotionally, I felt that I had to complete this documentary so others would know what happened," said producer Don Dexter.
"This documentary was a two-year labor of love. I discovered the story from seeing a picture of five Japanese girls who were graduating from Amache High School, class of 1943. Research revealed a compelling story that I felt should be told."
All shooting locations for this documentary were in Colorado. Namely, the Denver metro area, Granada, Lamar, and Camp Amache.
"The many Japanese Americans that I interviewed for this project were truly remarkable individuals. I found them to be very kind, gracious, and sincere. They spoke straight from their heart I sincerely thank all of them."
DVD contains color and black and white images, clips. 57 minutes.