While the dominant narrative of the mass incarceration of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II has been one of general cooperation, filmmaker Konrad Aderer (ENEMY ALIEN) explores the much-suppressed history of those who protested their unjust imprisonment. When forced to pledge their unconditional loyalty to the United States government, many refused. Some were deported to Japan, and over 12,000 were deemed “disloyal” and relocated to what came to be known as the Tule Lake Segregation Center, a militarized camp where resistant citizens faced further abuse and torture. Aderer combines rare historical footage with emotional oral histories from survivors and their descendants to uncover the overlooked stories of Japanese American citizens who protested racism, immigrant scapegoating, and white supremacy. RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE sheds light on a dark period in American history and offers a reminder of the dangers of fear, hate, and the marginalization of immigrant and minority communities. – D. Mauro

Director Konrad Aderer will participate in a Skype Q&A after the screening!

IN COMPETITION for Best Documentary Feature

EDITORS: Konrad Aderer, Ruth Schell
NARRATOR: Hiroshi Kashiwagi
FEATURING: Barbara Takei, Grace Hata, Hiroshi Shimizu, Wayne Merrill Collins

LENGTH: 78 min
LANGUAGE: English | Japanese
GENRE: Documentary

2017 CAAMFest Special Presentations
2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Documentary Competition
2017 DisOrient Film Festival Centerpiece
2017 FAAIM Asian American Showcase Official Selection
2017 Japan Cuts Official Selection, Documentary Focus
2017 Boston Asian American Film Festival Centerpiece