Resistance at Tule Lake | documentary trailer
Resistance at Tule Lake | documentary trailer
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Resistance at Tule Lake | documentary trailerThe story of Tule Lake, largely hidden for 70 years, is today more startlingly recognizable than ever before in history, resonating with today’s discourse on national security, migration and citizenship. This film envisions Tule Lake as a confrontation between incarceree and government that unfolds as an inevitable climax to the largest mass incarceration in U.S. history. The confrontation, violent on multiple levels, shatters the dominant narrative of Japanese American acquiescence to the camps.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."
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