As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which was signed by President Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the film documents through the use of photos taken by Dorothea Lange and others, the damage this order did to 120,000 people, two thirds of whom were American citizens. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, And Then They Came for Us, demonstrates the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today. Knowing our history is the first step in making sure we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary tale for these dark times.
Monday, June 26th at 6 pm
Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL
164 N. State Street
Director Abby Ginzberg, Jean Mishima, and photo historians, Rchard Cahan and Michael Williams, will participate in Q and A following screening.