Museum of Fine Arts, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:25 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Directed by Konrad Aderer (USA, 2017, 78 min.). Digital.
During World War II, up to 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated in camps in the western US. The dominant narrative about these camps tells us that Japanese Americans behaved as a “model minority,” cooperating without protest and proving their patriotism by enlisting in the Army. Konrad Aderer’s documentary overturns this misconception, telling the story of 12,000 Japanese Americans labeled “disloyal” because they dared to resist the US government’s mandate of mass incarceration at Tule Lake Segregation Center. Through rare footage and the voices of survivors and their descendants, Resistance at Tule Lake illuminates stories of dissent marginalized for 70 years—even more vital today amidst new threats to the rights of immigrants and minorities.
Tickets are required for this event. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.