Seventy-six 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 by 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 present-day calls for a Muslim registry and travel ban.
After the screening, Susan Carlson, assistant curator at the International Center of Photography, will moderate a discussion with filmmaker Abby Ginzburg; Satsuki Ina, who is featured in the film; photo historians Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II; Alice Hsu, member of the pro bono legal team at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; and George Hirose, co-president of the New York Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.
$15 General Admission
$12 ICP Members
Susan Carlson is an assistant curator, Collections at the International Center of Photography, where she works on exhibitions and collections projects. She co-curated Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016), and assisted on the traveling exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered (2013) and the corresponding catalogue of ICP's Roman Vishniac Archive (2015). She holds a BA in art history with a minor in cinema and media studies from Carleton College and an MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.