9066 to 9/11

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9066 to 9/11 focuses on the parallels between the post-September 11 treatment of Arab Americans and Muslims in this country with treatment of Japanese Americans after the start of World War II. Revealing striking similarities, the film addresses the mistreatment of immigrants in the United States, as well as the lack of historical memory by lawmakers and the public about America’s concentration camps during World War II.

Directed by Akira Boch
Produced by Masaki Miyagawa, John Esaki
Executive Producers Robert Nakamura and Karen Ishizuka
21 minutes

This production is available for purchase at the JANM Store.

 

Watch a discussion with 9066 to 9/11 director Akira Boch, JANM Education Specialist Sohayla Pagano, and producers and members of the University of Pennsylvania’s program in Asian American Studies on August 12, 2020, which explored the past, present, and future of anti-Asian bias in America and how we can stand together for racial justice and equality for all. 
 

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