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'Bamboo And Barbed Wire' Examines Parallels Between Japanese Internment And Human Rights Today

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(clockwise from top left) School children interned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center / A marked grave at the Minidoka Camp / Scene from 'Bamboo and Barbed Wire' / Actor and advocate George Takei

Bamboo and Barbed Wire documents the stories of Japanese-Americans interned at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Jerome County, Idaho and looks at parallels to current evetns. The film is premiering at The Egyptian Theatre and Idaho Matters talks with the film's director, Karen Day, and Katie Hirai, president of the Boise Valley Japanese American Citizens League and granddaughter of Katherine Chizuru Hirai, a Minidoka internee.