Documenting the untold stories of Nikkei (Japanese American) Chicago シカゴにおける日系人に関する記事のサイト
A documentary featuring interviews with Nisei attendees of the Japanese American Service Committee’s “Out of the House Program” at the Christ Church of Chicago, this short piece explores issues related to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and their subsequent lives in Chicago.
Video by STEPHANIE SUNATA
Stephanie Sunata is a fourth-generation American whose ancestors came from China and Japan. Many of her fondest memories from growing up in Colorado are those with her Nisei grandfather telling tales from his experiences in WWII. This served as a foundation for her love of storytelling. When she decided to pursue a Masters of Science in journalism at Northwestern University, her grandpa’s stories served as inspiration for much of her work. Since graduation Stephanie has worked on various independent projects, including a Carnegie Foundation Grant to cover what’s next for particle physicists. She is also an intern at Kartemquin Films in Chicago and hopes the experience will help her make a documentary about Japanese-American soldiers who served in WWII. Visit her website at: http://stephaniesunata.wordpress.com/