“And They Came For Us” Screening on Sept. 13

Screening of Award-winning Documentary Includes Audience Q&A

A free screening of the documentary “And Then They Came for Us” and an audience Q&A will be presented September 13 at 11:15 a.m. in Stromberg Hall (HSS 165) on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Photo by Dorothea Lange.

September 4, 2018

SANTA MONICA, CA — Santa Monica College (SMC) will present a screening of the Silver Gavel Award-winning documentary “And Then They Came for Us.” The special event includes an audience Q&A with trauma psychotherapist Dr. Satsuki Ina and documentary director Abby Ginzberg.

The free event will be held September 13 at 11:15 a.m. in Stromberg Hall (HSS 165) on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Seating is on a first-arrival basis.

Directed by Ginzberg, a Peabody Award-winning director and president of the Berkeley Film Foundation, the incisive documentary connects the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans with today’s activists speaking out against the Muslim travel ban. The film includes commentary by renowned California-born actor and activist George Takei, who was a child in an internment camp, and by Dr. Ina, a CSU Sacramento professor emeritus who was born to parents incarcerated at Tule Lake, and who has produced two award-winning documentaries about the Japanese American incarceration.

The screening is sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates), SMC Black Collegians, SMC Adelante Program, SMC English Department, and SMC Film Studies program.

For more information about the event, please call the SMC Office of Public Programs at (310) 434-4003.

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