ITVS logoCONSCIENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION is a one-hour film documentary produced by Frank Abe in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public PBS logoBroadcasting and the federal Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.  It debuted nationwide on PBS, the Public Broadcasting System, on November 30, 2000. Order the DVD here.

The film won several awards, including:

  • Audience Award, Best Feature Film: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival
  • Grand Jury Award, Best Documentary: NY Int’l Independent Film & Video Festival
  • Best Documentary: San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
  • Best of Festival (War and Peace): Vermont International Film Festival
  • National Journalism Award: Asian American Journalists Association
  • American Scene Award, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
  • Daruma Civil Rights Award, Sacramento Asian American Community

The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration