This documentary film sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, and exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.
In today’s unsettling climate of fear, "fake news" and targeting of immigrant and religious communities this story is a cautionary tale about democracy in the United States and the dire consequences of allowing politics and misguided rhetoric drive decisions about public policy.
*In-person event and post-screening discussion with Nikkeijin Illinois curator Jason Finkelman.
(Jon Osaki | 2019 | USA | 65 minutes)
Co-sponsored by Spurlock Museum of World Cultures.