Warning Shot

Director: Tina Takemoto
2016 | USA | 10m
GENRE: Aging/Elders | Asian/Pacific Islander | Biography/History | Death/Dying | Discrimination | Documentary | Experimental | Gay | Human Rights | Local Interest/Subjects | Military | Politics | Racism | Violence
SECTION: Short

One death. Three versions of the crime. James H. Wakasa, a 63-year-old Japanese American bachelor, was shot to death by military police at Topaz internment camp during World War II. Was it justifiable homicide, an accidental fatality, or second-degree murder? This queer experimental film essay uses the Rashomon effect to juxtapose three conflicting accounts regarding the circumstances and cause of his death.