29 May '12


Posted by admin in The Manzanar Fishing Club

Kahala Theaters & Kakui Mall 4 in Maui will be showing this documentary on June 8th. The film chronicles the illegal internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans during WWII after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Many thanks to Alan Sutton for submitting this. Check out a brief synopsis below:
"Shining a bright light on a dark corner of the American experience, THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB is a documentary feature about freedom and the human spirit set against the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans, whose only crime was that they looked like the enemy.
Seventy years after the stealth fishermen at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in eastern California slipped past the armed guards, barbed wire and searchlights to fish for trout in the surrounding waters of the Sierra Nevada, this little known aspect of camp life is being presented on the big screen. While the injustice of the internment is well documented in books, TV and film, THE MANZANAR FISHING CLUB explores for the first time how the internees managed to survive captivity with their humanity in tack."