Film Program: Resistance at Tule Lake by Konrad Aderer

Thu, February 22, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY present:

Resistance at Tule Lake | Konrad Aderer

Feature Documentary | USA | 2017 | 77 minutes

Screening followed by discussion with director

Suggested Contribution: $10 General Admission | $5 Students and Seniors

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese-Americans who dared to resist the US 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. Thousands renounced their US citizenship.

Giving voice to experiences that have been marginalized for more than seventy years, this documentary challenges the nationalist, one-sided ideal of wartime "loyalty."

View trailer.

Read NYT and BBC News film review.

About the Director

Konrad Aderer is a documentary filmmaker and television journalist based in New York City. Konrad's independent documentaries ( focus on the resistance of immigrant communities to "targeted"national security detention and profiling. His documentary feature Enemy Alien (2011) on the fight to free a post 9/11 detainee was honored with a Courage in Media Award from the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Konrad has been received grants from a number of funders, including the Center for Asian American Media, New York State Council of the Arts and the National Park Service.


3rd i New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is curated by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media artists of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.

3rd i NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

We thank Alwan for the Arts for hosting our film screenings and to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor.


Alwan for the Arts is supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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