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Film Screening: And Then They Came for Us

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Downtown Hartford
Spotlight Theaters

2018 Day of Remembrance for the Incarceration of Individuals of Japanese Ancestry

Screening of And Then They Came for Us

and conversation with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg

and activist Karen Korematsu Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:30pm – Reception 6:00pm – Screening & Discussion

Spotlight Theaters Front Street 4 39 Front Street Hartford, CT


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.


Abby Ginzberg, has been producing award-winning documentaries about race and social justice for the past 30 years. She is the co-producer and co-director of Agents of Change, which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and won the Jury and the Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary. Abby attended Cornell during the time depicted in the film.

Her feature award-winning documentary, Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa(2014) won a Peabody award and has screened at film festivals around the world. It has won four audience awards for Best Documentary. It also won an Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award from the Global Film Awards.


Karen Korematsu is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute and the daughter of the late Fred T. Korematsu. In 2009, on the 25th anniversary of the reversal of Fred’s WWII U.S. Supreme Court conviction, Karen established the Fred T. Korematsu Institute.

Since her father’s passing in 2005, Karen has carried on Fred’s legacy as a civil rights advocate, public speaker and public educator. She shares her passion for social justice and education at K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, law schools, teachers’ conferences and organizations across the country.

Sponsored by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, UConn Hartford, the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, and the Asian American Cultural Center


Thomas J. Dodd Research Center (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Asian American Studies Institute, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Hartford Campus, Together, UConn Master Calendar

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