Aleut Story

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ALEUT STORY recounts the rarely told story of indigenous Alaskans' forced internment during World War II and their subsequent fight for civil rights. In 1942, as World War II reached Alaska, Aleut Americans were transferred to government camps 1,500 miles away, where an estimated 10 percent perished. As they prayed for deliverance, "friendly forces" looted their homes and churches in the Aleutian and Pribilof islands. The surviving Aleuts eventually joined Japanese Americans in seeking wartime reparations from the federal government. Filmed on location in Alaska and Washington, D.C., this poignant, richly textured film contains rare archival images and compelling interviews with Aleut internment survivors - many of whom are speaking out for the first time in more than 60 years. ALEUT STORY also includes powerful performances by Emmy-winner Martin Sheen and Grammy-winner Mary Youngblood and the voice talent of John O' Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing With the Stars) and the late Jay Hammond, former governor of Alaska.

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