Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of incarcerated Japanese Americans who defied the government by refusing to swear unconditional loyalty to the U.S. Though this was an act of protest and family survival, they were branded as “disloyals” by the government and packed into the newly designated Tule Lake Segregation Center.

“Resistance at Tule Lake is a potent piece of history at a time when the United States is once again feeling less than hospitable.”

Mike HallThe New York Times
Guard watching Japanese Americans History
November 1, 2018

The Tule Lake “Riot,” or large gathering of non-whites

The "riot" at Tule Lake sent shockwaves that whipped up anti-Japanese American fervor yet higher…
October 25, 2018

RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE now available on iTunes and consumer DVD

We have been screening our film at dozens of film festivals and community venues across…
Call to Action
August 23, 2018

Tule Lake Committee Sues to Halt Transfer of 2/3rds of Historic Site to Modoc Tribe

Press release from Tule Lake Committee: Tule Lake Committee files lawsuit seeking injunctive relief to…


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