Resistance at Tule Lake.
Resistance at Tule Lake
A film by Konrad Aderer
First Run Features
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Japanese-American filmmaker Konrad Aderer presents Resistance at Tule Lake, a DVD documentary about the harshest and most densely packed of the concentration camps that the American government used to imprison Japanese-American citizens and legal residents en masse during World War II. The people held in these camps had committed no crime--they were forcibly segregated and contained solely because of their Japanese ethnicity. Those prisoners who gave incorrect answers on a dubiously written "loyalty" test, as well as any who were deemed to be protesters or troublemakers, were sent to the Tule Lake facility. Thousands were stripped of or renounced their U.S. citizenship. Resistance at Tule Lake draws upon historical records and video footage to shine light upon a heinous crime that the American government committed. Highly recommended, especially for public and school library DVD documentary collections. Bonus materials include "Grace Hata: Life in Japan" (9 min. 41 sec.) in which Grace Hata describes her efforts to survive after being repatriated to Japan, and an interview with director Konrad Aderer (5 min. 4 sec.). 78 minutes, color.