The premiere of my short documentary, ONE FIGHTING IRISHMAN (Wayne M. Collins and the Tule Lake Segregation Center):
Saturday, October 28, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
George Takei, who narrates the film, will be there to answer questions, as will attorney Wayne Merrill Collins, son of the film’s protagonist – SF attorney Wayne Mortimer Collins, a fearless advocate whose anger and sense of justice fueled his 23-year court battle to recover U.S. citizenship for more than 5,500 Japanese Americans forced to renounce under duress while imprisoned at the turmoil-ridden Tule Lake Segregation Center, considered the worst of the ten U.S. concentration camps.
It's important to reserve tickets at the JANM website. They’re free with JANM membership, or $16 general admission ($9 senior & students), which includes all current exhibitions. I encourage you to see the highly touted Aki’s Market, which features an incredible virtual reality look inside a 1950’s East LA grocery store (reservations required).