A drama set in a Japanese internment camp in 1943. A young couple, Ben and Marie, goes missing and two Federal agents investigate. A small gang of children pass life unnoticed, but they see everything and rarely question anything. The camp is their playground, not a prison.
Follow Kelly “Cobb” Sumida, a 10-year-old, baseball obsessed, tom-boy, as she and her ragged gang of “detectives” witness the unjust internment of their families. As an official federal investigation of the missing couple unfolds, the young spies learn some dark realities about the elderly internees. Cobb also discovers a secret about a member of her crew known simply as The Kid.
Cobb spends a moment of her life in an Internment camp. A place designed to cage innocent people based on their race. While there she creates her reality in order to cope with captivity. She is witness to trauma and loss. As a 75-year-old woman she is asked to remember a specific moment during the internment. A teenage couple disappears and an investigation into the loss exposes ancient bias and prejudice. What remains cloudy for her is the truth of the events. Human frailty and disregard for the lives of others is simply beyond the scope of a 10-year-old girl.
As the story unfolds, Cobb reveals her memories almost romantically, but as the events becomes clearer, so do the painful realities surrounding her unjust captivity and unbearable loss.
Mitch Cook and Keith Grachow.