Our American Family: The Furutas

About This Episode


Our American Family: The Furutas captures the story of a Japanese American family of Wintersburg, California. Through hard work, they established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated during WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

Every day that passes is another day closer to a day when we will no longer be able to hear first-hand what it meant to be a family during these times. Our American Family serves as a mirror and seeks to inspire all of us to capture their own stories - before those voices are gone.