Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Watch Trailer for "Resistance at Tule Lake"
Resistance at Tule Lake
A documentary by Konrad Aderer
first public screenings in February-March 2017
premiering at CAAMfest 2017
RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to resist the U.S. 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, and thousands renounced their U.S. citizenship. Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for over 70 years, this documentary challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime "loyalty."
This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.
Support was provided in part by New York State Council on the Arts.
Additional funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.
Resistance at Tule Lake’ is a presentation of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Resistance at Tule Lake is a project under the fiscal sponsorship of Third World Newsreel (aka Camera News, Inc.), an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues.