Manzanar Relocation Camp Documentary

November 5th 2013
Echo Media provides editing services on World War II documentary.
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During World War II over 110,000 Japanese American citizens were forcably relocated from their homes in the western United States to internment camps for the duration of the war.  John N. Campbell has provided editing and videography services for the "Only What We Can Carry" Project which details the internment experience of the community of Japanese Americans who lived on Bainbridge Island, Washington and were incarcerated in a war relocation camp at Manzanar, California.  None of the internees had committed any crimes, but were forced to leave their lives and their homes behind, taking literally only what they could carry with them, simply because they looked like the enemy.  Survivors of the internment camp at Manzanar share their stories in the documentary produced by Brenda Berry, a Washington based photographer and filmmaker. "The most remarkable thing about these former internees is their total lack of bitterness and resentment at the great injustice that was committed against them." Campbell remarked.  "It's been an honor to work on this project and learn from the internees' example of living their lives with dignity in the face of great hardship."