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Synopses

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Woven through their censored letters, diary entries and haiku poetry, is the story of a young Japanese American couple whose shattered dreams and forsaken loyalties lead them to renounce their American citizenship while held in separate American prison camps during World War II.

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Woven through actual letters, diary entries and haiku poetry is the story of a young couple whose shattered dreams and forsaken loyalties lead them to renounce their American citizenship while held in separate prison camps during World War II.  They struggle to prove their innocence and fight deportation during a time of wartime hysteria and racial profiling.

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Labeled as “disloyal” and deemed “enemy aliens dangerous to the public peace and safety of the United States,” a young Japanese American couple, held in separate American prison camps during World War II, struggles to prove their innocence and fight deportation. With the discovery of their actual letters, diaries, and haiku poetry, their story tells of the frightening and tragic outcome resulting from wartime hysteria and racial profiling. A story of love and survival, Shizuko and Itaru, renounce their American citizenship in protest and then must face the reality of raising their children in war-torn Japan.