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Advance praise for Prisoners and Patriots:

“Japanese internment camps are a black mark on our nation’s history. Yet it’s an important period that most Americans know very little or nothing about. I commend Neil Simon for his diligence delving into this forgotten history and bringing to life the stories of men whose heritage cost them their freedom. His film ensures their experiences, and the lessons learned from them, will no longer be neglected.”
Bill Richardson
Governor of New Mexico 2003-2010

“It’s a camp experience that not many people have taken a look at. Of the 120 individuals I interviewed for my project on Buddhism in the various camps, only 3 of them were in the DOJ camps, so this work on Santa Fe is a real contribution to our understanding of the complexities of the world war two incarceration experience.”
Duncan Williams
Director, School of Religion at the University of Southern California

“Neil Simon tells the untold story about the secret history of the Japanese immigrant men who were taken from their homes in the middle of the night by the FBI. Prisoners and Patriots is an engaging and eye opening account about our U.S. government’s secret Department of Justice camps during World War II.  The precious interviews he conducted are invaluable accounts of a history that until now, has not been told.”
Mari Watanabe
Executive Director, Oregon Nikkei Endowment

In print, on air, online:

The Santa Fe New Mexican, March 11, 2012 – “Documentary honors prisoners of Santa Fe World War II internment camp” Read online

KCRA (NBC) Sacramento, February 18, 2012 – Film Features Some Japanese-Americans from SacramentoWatch

Tokyo Podcast, January 29, 2012 – Tokyo Podcast #19: Prisoners & PatriotsListen

The Valley Times (Oregon), April 21, 2011 – PDF  |  Read online

The Portland Jewish Review, April 15, 2011 – PDF

Nikkei West, February 2011 – PDF  | Read online

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