A Documentary Film about the Japanese American Incarceration
For the Sake of the Children
On February 19, 2017, 75 years after the signing of Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which authorized the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, our documentary film was screened at the Japanese American National Museum, Takeuchi Democracy Forum Theater. A panel discussion focusing on civil liberties and human rights followed. Panelists included: Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of Council of American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area; Monica Embrey, fourth generation descendent of the survivors of the Manzanar concentration camp and Interim Director of Greenpeace's Movement Hub, US; Niels Frenzen, Professor of Law, Director of Immigration Clinic, USC; Alan Nishio, Chairman of the Board of Governors, Little Tokyo Service Center; and Jennie Pasquarella, Director of Immigrants' Rights, ACLU of California.