Welcome To ‘We The People’ Video Series

Catherine Busch, a former sister of St. Joseph of Baden in Los Angeles for 25 years is now a documentary filmmaker, having worked at Franciscan Communication Center in Los Angeles, for 13 years.

As a former educator, Catherine has designed a series of videos specifically to be used in schools and small discussion groups. Each program in the series is approximately 15-20 minutes in length, so they can be used in Religion lessons with Middle school students.

Video 1: ‘Uprooted‘ – Shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked, more than 120,000 Japanese immigrant and their American born children were evicted from their homes and forced to live in “Assembly Centers” which were racetrack, stables, fairgrounds, and similar public facilities. They lived there until the hastily built Incarceration camps could be built. Their only crime was that they physically looked like the enemy, and became the painful target of large scale bigotry and racism. Watch video

Video 2: ‘The Incarceration Camps‘ #1 -The Japanese Internees, now called “non aliens” were trucked to 10 interment camps in seven states. The completed incarceration camps consisted of thousands of hastily constructed pine and tarpaper barracks. Watch video

Video 3: ‘The Incarceration Camps‘ #2 – The Japanese Internees, now called “non aliens” were trucked to 10 internment camps in seven states. The completed incarceration camps consisted of thousands of hastily constructed pine wood and tarpaper barracks. Watch video

Video 4: ‘Go For Broke‘ – “Go for Broke” was the battle cry for the all Japanese American, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion. Watch video

Video 5: ‘The Return Home‘ – When WWII was over and the incarceration camps were closed, many Japanese American internees were afraid to return home. Watch video