Stourwater Pictures

Films

My Friends Behind Barbed Wire

Brooks with Friends

MY FRIENDS BEHIND BARBED WIRE: 9-minute documentary produced for Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In the spring of 1942, Japanese Americans in Seattle were uprooted from their homes and incarcerated first at “Camp Harmony” at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup and then in Minidoka, Idaho. As a young Caucasian child, and son of the pastor of the Seattle Japanese Baptist Church, Brooks Andrews had a unique perspective on this horrific event. My Friends Behind Barbed Wire reflects on the role Brooks’ father played as he moved his family from Seattle to Minidoka.