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March 2013

Film "Enemy Alien": Parallels of Palestinian & Japanese American Struggles

When: Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 06:30 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: SJ Peace & Justice Center
48 South 7th St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Description: A Japanese American filmmaker confronts his own family legacy of World War II incarceration as he joins the fight to free Farouk Abdel-Muhti, a Palestinian-born activist detained in a post-9/11 sweep of Muslim immigrants. Inspired by his grandfather’s unauthorized photographs of life in the camps, filmmaker Konrad Aderer turns the tools of surveillance back on the government, giving audiences an unprecedented glimpse behind the veil of the Homeland Security State. The charismatic Farouk organizes resistance among his fellow detainees, but as brutal abuse from immigration and prison officials begins to take its toll on his health, the fight for his freedom becomes a fight for his life.

Discussion after the film led by Masao Suzuki and Zahra Billoo.

Masao Suzuki is an Economics Professor at Skyline University and member of Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC)

Zahra Billoo is the Executive Director of CAIR- SF Bay Area

Suggested Donation: $5-10 No one turned away for lack of funds

Please watch the trailer here:

This event is a collaboration with Life or Liberty, a nonprofit media project on immigrant detention and deportation. (”

This event is sponsored by South Bay Committee Against Political Repression (SBCAPR), San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC), Justice for Palestinians (JFP), Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants (PAWIS), Coalition for Justice and Accountability (CJA), Anakbayan Silicon Valley, Bayan USA Northern CA, Green Party of Santa Clara County, Human Agenda, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Muslim Legal Fund of America.

(See event web page)

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