And Then They Came for Us

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And Then They Came for Us/Brillo Box (3¢ off)
Sequoia 2 Sat, May 13, 2017 4:00 PM
In this duo of art-centric films, explore a trove of Dorothea Lange photographs of Japanese-Americans interned during WWII and follow the 40-year journey of an Andy Warhol sculpture from a family living room to the auction block.
Film Info
Section:Art of Impact
Country:US
Year:2017
Running Time:45 min.
Director:Abby Ginzberg
Ken Schneider
Producer:Abby Ginzberg
Executive Producer:Jonathan Logan
Screenwriter:Abby Ginzberg
Ken Schneider
Richard Cahan
Cinematographer:Ashey James
Vicente Franco
Editor:Ken Schneider
Eli Olson

Description

American documentary photographer Dorothea Lange was hired to capture images of the lives of Japanese-Americans who were forcibly interned during WWII. Using her starkly moving photographs to tell their stories, Lange bore witness to those who were imprisoned. Until now, this body of work was buried in the National Archives. Featuring actor George Takei (best known for his role in Star Trek), who was interned in the camps with his family as a small child, these timely portraits speak volumes in support of activism against racism today.

In Person: Director Abby Ginzberg; Co-director/Editor Ken Schneider; Executive Producer Jonathan Logan; Film Subjects Satsuki Ina, Karen Korematsu

Additional Information

 

Abby Ginzberg is a Peabody Award-winning director who has been producing documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. She is the co-director of Agents of Change (2016), which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, winning the Jury and Audience Awards. Her documentary Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa (2014) won a Peabody Award, has screened at film festivals around the world and was broadcast on public television. She was the consulting producer on The Barber of Birmingham, which was nominated for an Oscar® in 2012 and broadcast on POV.



Ken Schneider is a Peabody-winning producer and editor who believes in the power of film to affect hearts and minds. Schneider has edited over 35 feature-length documentaries, focusing on war and peace, human rights, artists’ lives, American history, and contemporary social issues. He co-edited the Oscar®-nominated Regret to Inform, a film The New York Times described as “unforgettable … exquisitely filmed, edited and scored.” His films have appeared on PBS’ American Masters, POV, Independent Lens, and Frontline; HBO; AL-Jazeera’s Witness; and in television and film festivals worldwide. He lives in San Francisco with his family.