Thursday, September 6, 2012

documentary - "Enemy Alien"

Just another interesting film that came across my desk:

Enemy Alien

  • a Japanese American filmmaker confronts his family legacy of wartime incarceration as he joins the fight to free a Palestinian activist from Homeland Security detention
  • documentary, 2011, 81 minutes 
A project of Life or Liberty ( http://lifeorliberty.org/enemy-alien )

Some comments:
"Enemy Alien is a must-see documentary!" --Basim Elkarra, Executive Director, CAIR-Sacramento
"Of great importance to American democracy, Enemy Alien is both timely and moving.? We ignore its message at our peril." -- Gary Y. Okihiro, coauthor, Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment

Awards:
  • Jason D. Mak Social Justice Award, 2012
  • PAC Alliance Award for Courage, 2012
RECOMMENDED for Young Adult Curriculum: "a strong reminder of the fragility of human rights and an excellent discussion prompter" - Booklist Online

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