Films

Days of Waiting

1990 / Documentary / 28 minutes

Days of Waiting
Days of Waiting
"A modern tragedy, an extraordinary love story set against one of the darkest chapters in American history."
—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"DAYS OF WAITING is a poignant documentary about an extraordinary woman, artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in 1942.

When internment came, she refused to be separated from her Japanese American husband and lived with him for four years behind barbed wire in the desolate Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming.

During her internment, the artist recorded the rigors and deprivations of camp life with unusual insight, her sketches and watercolors forming a moving portrait of the lives of the internees, the struggle to keep their health, dignity and hope alive."

—Peter Stack, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Major funding provided by
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
WALLACE ALEXANDER GERBODE FOUNDATION

 

Additional funding provided by
ZELLERBACH FAMILY FUND & THE COLUMBIA FOUNDATION