People Aren't All That Bad

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Eighty-eight year Yutaka Kobayashi shares his struggles as a Japanese American before and leading up to the World War II Japanese American Internment Camps.

Surprisingly, it was during this dark period in his life that he experienced compassion and kindness from where he least expected it, a gun tower guard from within the Topaz Internment Camp.


About the filmmaker 

Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Matthew Hashiguchi is an award winning documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist whose work focuses on the diverse cultural, social and ethnic stories of American society. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2007, where he studied photojournalism, Hashiguchi worked and interned as a multimedia journalist for various news outlets such as The Lima News in Lima, Ohio, The Findlay Courier in Findlay, Ohio, and The Washington Post. In May 2011, Hashiguchi graduated from Emerson Co