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Virtual Film Screening – ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 20th - Saturday, April 2nd
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dsc0801-version-2ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 tells the untold story of false information and political influences which led to the World War ll incarceration of Japanese Americans. The film also examines the parallels to the targeting of groups today and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

The film sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066 which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. ALTERNATIVE FACTS exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

ALTERNATIVE FACTS also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant and religious communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government. In today’s climate of fear and “fake news” this story is a cautionary tale about this country’s democracy and the dire consequences of allowing politics and misguided rhetoric towards targeted groups to drive decisions about public policy.

REGISTER HERE to get access to the screening link which will be emailed on Sunday, March 20.
The film will be available to view through Saturday, April 2. 

Museum Members FREE | Nonmembers $5

In connection with Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, February 18 – May 29, 2022.

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