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Aleut Story

Aleut Story
1:24:39 | 2005

Categories: Documentary, History, War, Arts and Culture

From World War II to contemporary Washington DC, this poignant documentary recounts the incredible story of Aleut Americans' decades-long struggle for human and civil rights. After Japan invaded the western Aleutian islands in 1942, the U.S. government sent hundreds of Aleut Americans to abysmal and isolated internment camps in southwest Alaska. An estimated ten percent of the men, women and children sent to the camps would die there—a death rate comparable to that suffered by Americans in foreign prisoner of war camps. Those who survived would fight for their rights in the nation's courts and on Capitol Hill. In a historic action—one that continues to influence our nation's ideals—Aleuts joined Japanese Americans in seeking wartime reparations from the federal government. Narrated by Martin Sheen, ALEUT STORY is a poignant and timely film about one of the least known chapters of the American civil rights experience.


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