The award-winning “And Then They Came for Us” film will have its television broadcast premiere on KQED in the Bay Area on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 8:00 pm.
This broadcast will be followed by other public television station broadcasts in February 2019. Visit https://www.thentheycamedoc.com for a listing of future air times.
The recent midterm election results spoke volumes about the people of the United States wanting more humane immigration and refugee policies, desiring an end to discriminatory practices against Muslims and others, and voting to secure a Democratic majority in the House, this film is a timely reminder of the importance of knowing our history so that we do not repeat it.
Watch the film trailer here:
Please watch or record this broadcast if you live in the Bay Area or get KQED on your television. If you live outside of the area, please share this announcement to family and friends in the area.
About the Film
Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story.