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2017 SDAFF Spring Showcase

OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY

Directed by Eric Paul Fournier

Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 / USA / 2000 / documentary / 60 mins / English / DVD

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: the Fred Korematsu Story
OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:00 pm

Description

Official Selection, 2000 Seattle International Film Festival
Best Direction, 2002 News & Documentary Emmy Awards

In 1942, Fred Korematsu refused to show up to the camps. Over the next 40 years, he took his case to the highest courts in the land, seeking an acknowledgment from the government of what he and thousands of other Japanese Americans knew: that their constitutional rights were violated the moment they were rounded up without due process purely based on ethnic origin. A fascinating, troubling, and inspiring look at one of the landmark cases in American history and the tireless civil rights hero at the center of it.


Director's Bio

Filmography
2012: Santa Ken: The Mad Prophet of Christmas
2015: Guitar Man


Credits

Producer: Eric Paul Fournier, Dorka Keehn, Shirley Nakao
Writer: Eric Paul Fournier


Preceded By

  1. Letters from Camp

    LETTERS FROM CAMP

    Frank Chin / Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017 / USA / 2016 / documentary / 3 mins
    Muslim American youth read letters written by Japanese Americans in the incarceration camps.

    Precedes: OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY



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OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS

UltraStar Mission Valley
Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:00 pm