Movies That Matter: And Then They Came For Us

Friday, May 31
6:45 – 10pm

McKinley Hall
50 Liberty Street, Beacon

An account of what happened to people of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. after Japan bombed the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December, 7, 1941. After the bombing the federal government, through President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066, put into place policies and orders that led to the removal of people of Japanese ancestry from their homes on the west coast of the U.S., and to their incarceration in prison camps away from the west coast for the duration of World War II. The federal government hired the photographer Dorothea Lange to document the removal of the Japanese from their homes and businesses, and their subsequent incarceration. Free Admission.  Movies That Matter Beacon