CineCulture will present “And Then They Came for Us” (2017) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by Don Tamaki, the attorney for Fred Korematsu’s legal team.
Directed by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider, “And Then They Came for Us” features Japanese-American actor George Takei and many others who were incarcerated as a result of Executive Order 9066 leading to the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII.
A cautionary tale is presented as crucial events of history are brought into the present through the retelling of this difficult story. The film follows Japanese-American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban that has affected the world in recent times.
The film also includes newly rediscovered photographs of the events by the late Dorothea Lange, a photojournalist best known for her Depression-era work.
This presentation is sponsored by The Central California District Council of the Japanese American Citizens League and the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno. “And Then They Came for Us” is 40 minutes long.
All CineCulture films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. INFO: Dr. Mary Husain at firstname.lastname@example.org.