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“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

The Founding Fathers of the United States fought for freedom and liberty. However, during WWII the U.S. government violated the Constitution by forcefully removing approximately 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens from their homes along the West Coast and incarcerating them in one of ten concentration camps for three years.

One of the camps was located at Heart Mountain, Wyoming and was euphemistically named the Heart Mountain Relocation Center. It was here, behind barbed wire, that the filmmaker’s mother was born.