enemy alien screening at janm, september 8

Hey, Los Angeles. Catch a screening of the documentary Enemy Alien at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, September 8.

The film tells both the story of the late Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian activist detained by Homeland Security and held for two years without charge, and that of the filmmaker, Konrad Aderer, as he begins to explore his own family's history as Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII.

Aderer will be there for a Q&A after the screening. Here's more info:
Enemy Alien screening at Japanese American National Museum
Director present for Q &A
Event co-presented by CAIR - Greater Los Angeles Area

Enemy Alien film screening
Saturday, September 8, 2012; 2:00 p.m.
Japanese American National Museum

Documentary filmmaker Konrad Aderer (Rising Up: The Alams, A Corner of Her Eye) will be presenting his feature documentary Enemy Alien at Japanese American National Museum on September 8.

The event is co-sponsored by CAIR - Council on American-Islamic Relations of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

TICKET INFO: Event is free for Museum members and free with admission for
non-members. Reservations: rsvp@janm.org or 213.625.0414

Enemy Alien is a first-person documentary on the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian activist detained by Homeland Security, which unfolds through the eyes of a Japanese American confronting his own family legacy of World War II incarceration. Filmmaker Konrad Aderer joins with the lawyers and activists fighting to free Farouk, who organizes resistance with his fellow detainees. Inspired by his grandfather's unauthorized photographs of life in the camps, Konrad turns the tools of surveillance back on the government, giving audiences an unprecedented glimpse behind the veil of the Homeland Security State. But as the retaliatory abuse Farouk endures from immigration and prison officials begins to take its toll on his health, the fight for his freedom becomes a fight for his life.
Tickets are free for JANM members, otherwise you gotta pay admission to see the film. RSVP by writing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414. For more information about the film, visit the official website.

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