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Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol

Lucy Ostrander / USA / 2010 / 15 min


Fumiko Hayashida unwittingly became an iconic figure of Japanese internment after a photograph of her carrying her sleeping daughter to Manzanar was featured in countless museums and magazines. At the age of 97, Hayashida continues to speak out on behalf of the 60,000 U.S. citizens who were forced into relocation camps during World War II.


  • Director: Lucy Ostrander
  • Producer: Lucy Ostrander
  • Cinematographer: Don Sellers
  • Editor: Don Sellers


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