Artists' Television Access


Amnesty International Screening

Sunday, May 22, 2005, 8:00 pm, $5

amnesty international

Through a critical lens, LEST WE FORGET explores a lesson that history has forgotten.  Filmmaker Jason DaSilva illustrates the parallels between the experiences of the Arab and Muslim population in post 9/11 America and those of the Japanese population living in the United States during the Second World War.  This documentary examines events following the tragedy of 9/11, investigating how extensive domestic security measures can cross the line into unjust treatment of innocent people.  The film presents a variety of voices from those who have felt the severity of wartime racism in America.

The event would incude two speakers: Rev. John Oda from the Pine Methodist Church in San Francisco’s Japantown who acted quickly in solidarity to assist a SF Mosque rebuild after a post9/11 hate crime. Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Attorney from the National Legal Sanctuary for Community Advancement(NLSCA), serving to represent individuals detained since 9/11.

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