Screenings

Third Symposium on Asians in the Americas
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, NJ

The Community Church of New York
28 E. 35th Street
New York, NY 10016

June 14, 2013

The Jerusalem Fund
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037

March 23, 2013

San Jose Peace and Justice Center
(between Santa Clara and San Fernando)
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA

2012 has been a breakthrough year for Enemy Alien as well as for Life or Liberty's next project, the Tule Lake Documentary.


ENEMY ALIEN insight: the opening

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A box of redacted FBI files challenges a filmmaker to reveal what it hides.

Bring ENEMY ALIEN to the classroom!

Indiegogo campaign launched to support outreach and complete classroom version!

ENEMY ALIEN Garners Awards and More at DisOrient 2012

Communing with socially engaged university students, Nikkei and Palestinian folk.

ENEMY ALIEN at DisOrient Film Festival, Oregon

Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 8:00pm

Bijou Art Cinemas

492 East 13th Ave

Eugene, OR

ENEMY ALIEN recommended by Booklist, purchased by universities

We are pleased to report that the feature documentary Enemy Alien has been recommended for educational use by Booklist Online:

“This film, which allows us to see parallels between the treatment of Muslims following 9/11 and Japanese Americans in WWII, is a strong reminder of the fragility of human rights and an excellent discussion prompter.”

Detainee Mohamed Mahjoub Speaks at Toronto ENEMY ALIEN screening

Whose Borders? poster
Report from No One Is Illegal - Toronto on their public screening of Enemy Alien March 16:

70 Years After Internment

Today is the 70th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the forced removal and incarceration of more than 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry 11,000 people of German ancestry (including Jews) and 3,000 people of Italian ancestry. This anniversary is being commemorated by Japanese American communities all over the U.S.

Photo taken by my grandfather Hiroshi Takayama in the Topaz internment camp

Report on Enemy Alien Screenings & Outreach, Winter 2011-2012

It was a real honor to have Enemy Alien included in a film festival devoted to Palestinians, to be included among Mohammad Bakri’s latest film Zahara which I was able to catch the night before my own screening.

In Memoriam: Sharin Chiorazzo

On Saturday, September 24, I took a trip down to Galloway, New Jersey for a reunion of sorts with the main people who dedicated themselves to the fight for the freedom of Farouk Abdel-Muhti (a two-year struggle retold in the documentary Enemy Alien).

Sharin Chiorazzo, Kiyoshi Chen Aderer and Konrad Aderer

Projects

Life or Liberty is a nonprofit, multimedia project telling the stories of communities targeted under anti-immigrant policies.

In the most volatile of America's WW2 concentration camps, thousands of Japanese American "disloyals" challenged their incarceration and renounced their citizenship.

See how a Bangladeshi-American family targeted by Special Registration fights back.

Detained by Homeland Security, Palestinian activist Farouk tells his own story from prison, as his son and supporters fight for his release.

The original, award-winning short on the family of a 9/11 detainee.