“Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066”

Sat, Feb 19th, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm

February 2022

The Community Library

415 Spruce Ave, Sun Valley, ID 83353, USA

The Community Library

The Community Library, Friends of Minidoka, and the National Park Service present “Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066,” a documentary feature film about the false information and political influences which led to the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans. This year, 2022, is the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Join us for this 80th Day of Remembrance event.

“Alternative Facts” 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. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The film also examines the parallels to the current climate of fear, attitudes towards immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.

The one-hour film will be followed with a Q&A with director Jon Osaki and other panelists.

Register at www.comlib.org to attend in person: Proof of vaccination and a mask are required for all attendees.

The film and Q&A will also stream on the Library’s Vimeo. Watch live here: https://vimeo.com/664871156

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