Film Series : 22nd Annual Asian American Showcase

Resistance at Tule Lake

2016, Konrad Aderer, USA, 78 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Apr 2nd 5:00pm

The myth that Americans of Japanese ancestry interned during WWII responded uniformly as a docile “model minority” is disproved in this story of the Tule Lake War Relocation Center in northern California, where Japanese Americans en masse stood up for their rights, even when it ultimately meant deportation. Director Aderer (ENEMY ALIEN) delves into the history of Tule Lake, where the majority of internees refused to complete a loyalty questionnaire and were branded “disloyal” by the U.S. government. The imposition of martial law sparked strikes and radical activism, as the government filled the camp beyond capacity with thousands more so-called disloyals, creating an unprecedented critical mass of resistance. In English and Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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