Series: Partnerships & Collaborations
All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.
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Film Screening and Discussion—And Then They Came For Us
Join us for the Los Angeles premiere of a new documentary film grappling with the legacy of the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. Featuring Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs by Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came For Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider; Ahilan Arulanantham, Legal Director of the Southern California ACLU; Bruce Tsurutani, who is featured in the film; and moderator Marya Bangee.
Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased here.
For more information on the film, visit thentheycamedoc.com.
Speak Out for Justice: Screening, Panel Discussions, and Audience Q&A
In 1981, the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) heard the testimonies of Japanese Americans across the country who spoke out for the first time about their incarceration during World War II. Recognizing the historic nature of these hearings, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR, then known as the National Coalition for Redress/ Reparations) and Visual Communications (VC) collaborated to videotape the Los Angeles hearings. The impact of the CWRIC hearings in Los Angeles will be the subject of this program. Clips from the hearings will be screened and panel discussions will be convened with testifiers and grassroots organizers, who will discuss the impact of the hearings on the community and on the redress campaign as well as their ongoing relevance today. People who testified, attended the hearings, or helped with filming are invited to share their recollections during the audience Q&A and comment period at the end. All attendees are invited to a reception with light refreshments following the program.
Highlights of the CWRIC testimonies are available on DVD and will be available for purchase at the event. Complete documentation of all the Los Angeles testimonies is also available in a 13-disc DVD set, which may be pre-ordered at the event or using the online order form.
Presented in partnership with Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress and Visual Communications.
The program is free but RSVP is highly recommended.
Film Screening—I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck
One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, with a flood of rich archival material. Q&A to follow screening.
Presented in partnership with PBS SoCal.