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One Fighting Irishman Premieres at JANM on October 28, 2023

Media Advisory

Filmmaker Sharon Yamato will premiere her new film, One Fighting Irishman: Wayne M. Collins and the Tule Lake Segregation Center, with narration by George Takei. 

Running time: 30 minutes. Film not rated (profanity). Parental discretion is advised.

Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 2 p.m.3:30 p.m.

This special event will feature a conversation following the screening with:

  • George Takei, narrator of the film and JANM Trustee
  • Sharon Yamato, filmmaker and author
  • Wayne Merrill Collins, attorney and son of Wayne M. Collins
  • Brian Niiya, panel moderator and content director at Densho

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012



About the Japanese American National Museum (JANM)

Established in 1985, JANM promotes understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. Located in the historic Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles, JANM is a center for civil rights, ensuring that the hard-fought lessons of the World War II incarceration are not forgotten. A Smithsonian Affiliate and one of America’s Cultural Treasures, JANM is a hybrid institution that straddles traditional museum categories. JANM is a center for the arts as well as history. It provides a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. Since opening to the public in 1992, JANM has presented over 100 exhibitions onsite while traveling 40 exhibits to venues such as the Smithsonian Institution and the Ellis Island Museum in the United States, and to several leading cultural museums in Japan and South America. JANM is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday–Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Thursday from 12 p.m.–8 p.m. JANM is free every third Thursday of the month. On all other Thursdays, JANM is free from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. For more information, visit or follow us on social media @jamuseum.