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A dejected girl sits in an American classroom, trying to ignore her teacher’s lecturing about a mysterious yellow paper form. On her way home amid snow covered buildings, she sees other members of the community, huddled in anxious discussions about the same yellow forms. Happily distracted by the sight of a woman dancing to traditional Japanese music, the girl drifts into a fantasy of springtime, freedom, and movement—only to be snapped back to reality by a yellow form blown into her face by the wind. Dismayed and suddenly consumed with rage, she crumples the paper and stomps off as the camera pans out to reveal the barbed-wire fences and guard towers of the internment camp.

Directed by Benjamin Tomimatsu (USA)

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