Time of Fear

In World War II, more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and relocate to military camps dotted across the western United State Time of Fear tells the story of the 16,000 men, women and children who were sent to two camps in southeast Arkansas, one of the poorest and most racially segregated places in America.

It explores the reactions of the native Arkansans who watched in bewilderment as their tiny towns were overwhelmed by this huge influx of outsiders. Played out in a remote corner of the south, this is a forgotten chapter in America’s unfinished struggle with race that resonates strongly today.