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Before They Take Us Away

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand now with PBS Video App

At the start of World War II, as the US Government prepared to forcibly remove and incarcerate all Japanese Americans living on the West Coast, a small number of Japanese Americans took their fate in their own hands and fled the coast, becoming refugees in their own country, on a forced migration into the unknown. "Before They Take Us Away" is the first documentary to chronicle the untold stories of the "self-evacuees" who spent the war years outside the camps, as they struggled to rebuild their lives and overcome poverty, isolation, hostility and racial violence.

Before They Take Us Away

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Producer: Unwashed Masses Productions. Presenter: KVIE Public Television