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My Friends Behind Barbed Wire — 2007
Produced by Stourwater Pictures for Washington State's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
(Total running time: 8 minutes 59 seconds)
In the spring of 1942, Japanese Americans in Seattle were uprooted from their homes and incarcerated first at "Camp Harmony" at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup and then in Minidoka, Idaho. As a young Caucasian child, and son of the pastor of the Seattle Japanese Baptist Church, Brooks Andrews had a unique perspective on this horrific event. My Friends Behind Barbed Wire reflects on the role Brooks' father played as he moved his family from Seattle to Minidoka.
Two short film clips taken from a 2005 oral history interview with Brooks Andrews can also be viewed on this website:
OH0056 (Brooks Andrews 2:22) — Blue Box
OH0057 (Brooks Andrews 3:20) — Andrews' home in Twin Falls