OF CIVIL WRONGS AND RIGHTS: THE FRED KOREMATSU STORY
Directed by Eric Paul Fournier
Right to Resist: From 9066 to 2017
USA / 2000 / documentary / 60 mins / English / DVD
Official Selection, 2000 Seattle International Film Festival
Best Direction, 2002 News & Documentary Emmy Awards
In 1942, Fred Korematsu refused to show up to the camps. Over the next 40 years, he took his case to the highest courts in the land, seeking an acknowledgment from the government of what he and thousands of other Japanese Americans knew: that their constitutional rights were violated the moment they were rounded up without due process purely based on ethnic origin. A fascinating, troubling, and inspiring look at one of the landmark cases in American history and the tireless civil rights hero at the center of it.
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Producer: Eric Paul Fournier, Dorka Keehn, Shirley Nakao
Writer: Eric Paul Fournier