Resistance at Tule Lake: Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Alwan for the Arts – 16 Beaver Street (between Broad Street and Broadway), 4th Floor
Suggested Contribution: $10/$5 seniors and students
New York-based documentary filmmaker and television journalist Konrad Aderer presents his film Resistance at Tule Lake, which tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the US government’s program of mass incarceration during World War II. Branded as “disloyals” and re-imprisoned at Tule Lake Segregation Center, they continued to protest in the face of militarized violence. Thousands renounced their US citizenship. Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for more than seventy years, this documentary challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime “loyalty.”
Aderer’s independent documentaries, produced through Life or Liberty, focus on the resistance of immigrant communities to “targeted” national security detention and profiling. His documentary feature Enemy Alien (2011), about the fight to free a post-9/11 detainee, was honored with a “Courage in Media” Award from the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Aderer has received grants from a number of funders, including the Center for Asian American Media, New York State Council of the Arts, and the National Park Service.
The screening is co-sponsored by 3rd i, New York’s monthly film/video/media salon curated by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media artists of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent.
A discussion with Aderer will follow the screening.
For more information, please visit Alwan for the Arts’s website.