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Date: Saturday, Feb. 19
Time: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Venue: California Secretary of State’s Auditorium, 11th and O St.
Program: “Enemy Alien — An Innocent Post 9/11 Muslim Detainee’s Fight for Freedom”
Sponsors: Florin, Lodi, Placer County, Sacramento JACL chapters and Delegata —Solutions without Borders
Cost: Donation: $15/adults, $10/students over 18, and free for students under 18.
More details: www.nctor.org or (916) 685-6747 or (916) 447-2841
The Time of Remembrance Committee of the Northern California JACL will premier “Enemy Alien,” a film by a Nikkei filmmaker from New York, Konrad Aderer. The film tells the story of Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian American human rights activist who was arrested shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Farouk’s case interested Aderer, who began an investigative documentary. During his filming he was disturbed to realize Farouk’s case resembled the plight of Nikkei during World War II. Since Sept. 11, many Muslims and Arab Americans have noted strong support from Japanese Americans. There will be two 70-minute screenings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will include admission to the award-winning “Uprooted — The Japanese American Experience” exhibit at the adjacent California Museum for History, Women and the Arts.