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Film Screening: "Resistance at Tule Lake"
Date Sunday March 10
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorOakland Asian Cultural Center
Location Details
Oakland Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
388 9th St. Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents Resistance At Tule Lake, a film that overturns the myth of Japanese Americans as obedient government collaborators during their WWII incarceration. Konrad Aderer's seminal film reveals the long-marginalized story of Tule Lake Segregation Center, the overcrowded, highly-militarized concentration camp where over 12,000 Japanese Americans were demonized and punished for speaking out against the injustice of their incarceration.

"Resistance at Tule Lake" is a potent piece of history at a time when the United States is once again feeling less than hospitable. -- The New York Times.

A panel of 3 distinguished Japanese American community leaders will introduce Tule Lake’s history and its relevance to current times before the screening and entertain questions afterwards.

They are: Hiroshi Hashiwagi (age 97), Tule Lake dissident and playwright whose narration is featured in the film; Chizuko Omori (age 88), producer of the acclaimed film about the incarceration, Rabbit in the Moon, and member of Nikkei Resisters; and John Ota, activist in the campaign for the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, and retired attorney.

Please join us for an insightful and inspiring afternoon.

Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 20th, 2019 5:34 PM

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