Minidoka PIlgrimage logoTWIN FALLS, IDAHO
July 6-9, 2017

A workshop presentation is being planned for the 2017 Minidoka Pilgrimage, connecting the draft resisters at Minidoka and Heart Mountain with the lives of resister Jim Akutsu and author John Okada.


OCA National ConventionJERSEY CITY, NJ
Thursday, July 21, 2016
10:30 am
Westin Jersey City Newport Hotel, Liberty Room, 479 Washington Blvd.

Screening free and open to the public, as part of a pre-convention film festival at the 2016 OCA National Convention, aka the Organization of Chinese Americans. The screening will be introduced by photography legend Corky Lee.  Take the PATH train to Newport Mall station, for a five-minute walk to the hotel.

Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, 2016
Oregon Institute of Technology, Diamond Peak Room

Two evening screenings for participants in the 2016 Tule Lake Pilgrimage.

Wing Luke Museum logo

Saturday, August 16, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
ACT Theater logoTateuchi Story Theatre

719 South King Street

Acts of Resistance on Film. A screening and Q and A held in connection with two events — the Wing Luke’s current exhibition, “In Struggle: Asian American Acts of Resistance,” and ACT Theater’s production of Hold These Truths, a play about federal court defendant and draft resister Gordon Hirabayashi.


Thursday, February 20, 2014
South Seattle Community College
Jerry Brockey Student Center, Room A
6000 16th Avenue SW, SeattleDay of Remembrance flyer

For the college’s Day of Remembrance program, for students, faculty, staff and the larger community. All events are free and open to the public.


Nagomi Tea House posterSEATTLE, WA
Saturday, November 2, 2013
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Nagomi Tea House, 519 Sixth Ave. S.

In a program aimed at the Japanese-speaking community, we’ll screen a version of our film with Japanese subtitles that were created for us by the Fukuoka Film Festival. Presented by Hokubei Hochi Foundation, The North American Post, and Soy Source. Free admission with suggested donation.

Fife History Museum posterFIFE, WA
Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Fife History Museum

Screening of CONSCIENCE and discussion with producer Frank Abe, local historian Ron Magden, Tacoma attorney Daniel C. Russ, and Elsie Taniguchi with Puyallup Valley JACL.

Japanese American National Museum conference logoSEATTLE, WA
July 5, 2013

Japanese American National Museum annual conference
Seattle Sheraton 

We’re sharing a DVD exhibit table, speaking at a panel on the “Tangled Routes to Japanese American Redress,” and moderating a Friday evening screening of Farewell to Manzanzar reunited with old friend Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

April 17-20, 2013
Association for Asian American Studies annual conference
Westin Seattle

Held down a DVD exhibit table screening the film on a laptop and sharing the story with conference attendees. Also moderated a panel on “Revisiting the Sites of Japanese American Incarceration.”

Monday, February 18, 2013
5:30 pm
“Films of Remembrance”
Nihonmachi Little Friends, 1830 Sutter St.

Our DVD featurette, “The JACL Apologizes,” caps off a full day series of screenings in San Francisco Japantown. The event is sponsored by the Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium, the Nichi Bei Weekly and the National Japanese American Historical Society.  Free admission.

JACL convention logoSEATTLE, WA
Friday-Saturday, July 6-7, 2012
2012 JACL National Convention
Bellevue Hyatt Regency

In the author’s booth at various times both days, speaking with delegates and signing DVDs. 

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
Tateuchi Democracy Forum at JANM

Saturday, May 12, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m
Japanese American National Museum
100 N. Central Ave.

Join us for the Southern California debut of the new Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD of “Conscience and the Constitution.” Producer Frank Abe will screen the film and debut a new DVD featurette, “The JACL Apologizes.” Q&A with the filmmaker and DVD signing will follow the screening. Admission is free to the museum and the screening, thanks to the “Target Free Family Day” in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

Friday, March 30, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School
9343 Sportsman Club Road

Bainbridge Islanders will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first forced removal of Japanese Americans in WW2 with “A Day of History, Honor and Healing. The day also celebrates the unique legacy of a community that stood by their Japanese American friends and neighbors and welcomed them home. The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer/writer Frank Abe, U.W. professor Dr. Tetsuden Kashima, and Bainbridge Island camp survivors. Download a printable program of the full day’s events. Admission is free.

Wing Luke Museum logoSEATTLE, WA
Saturday, February 18, 2012
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Tateuchi Story Theater
719 South King Street

Please join us for the world premiere of the new Two-Disc Collector’s Edition DVD of Conscience and the Constitution. Producer Frank Abe will screen the film along with a new DVD featurette, “The JACL Apologizes,” on events that occurred after the film’s release, and answer questions. Admission is free.


Film Festivals

Athens International Film & Video Festival, OH
Big Muddy Film Festival (JOHN MICHAELS MEMORIAL AWARD finalist)
Chicago Asian American Film Festival
Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, WA
Hawaii International Film Festival (BEST DOCUMENTARY finalist)
Fukuoka Asian Film Festival, Japan
NewFilmmakers Anthology series, New York City
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
Northwest Film & Video Festival, Portland
Ohio Independent Film Festival (BEST DOCUMENTARY finalist)
San Diego Asian Film Festival
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Singapore Film Festival, Fringe Fest
Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival, Atlanta
UrbanWorld Film Festival, New York City
VC Film Fest 2000,the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival
Vermont International Film Festival (BEST OF FESTIVAL, WAR AND PEACE)

Additional Awards

AMERICAN SCENE AWARD: American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
NATIONAL JOURNALISM AWARD: Asian American Journalists Association
BEST MUSIC SCORE: Emerald City Awards, Seattle
DARUMA CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD: Sacramento Asian American Community

Colleges and Universities

Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA
Mills College, Oakland, CA
North Seattle Community College
Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, CA
Sacramento City College
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Seattle Central Community College
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, PA
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina School of Law
University of Washington, “The Nikkei Experience in the Pacific Northwest” conference
Washington State University, Pullman
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Willamette University, Salem, OR

Libraries and Museums

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Bellevue Regional Library, Bellevue, WA
Bruggemeyer Memorial Library, Monterey Park, CA
Fresno County Public Library
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Honolulu
National Japanese American Historical Society, San Francisco
Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch
Phoenix Public Library
San Diego Public Library
Seattle Public Library
Sunnyvale Public Library
Torrance Public Library
Washington Center for the Book, Seattle Public Library

Teacher Training Workshops

The College of Southern Idaho, Civil Liberties Symposium VI, Boise, ID
Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation, Cheyenne, WY
Oral History Association annual meeting, St. Louis
Prince William County Schools, Multicultural Summer Institute, Manassas,VA
Seattle University Summer Institute
Washington Library Media Association annual conference, Wenatchee, WA
Washington State Council for the Social Studies fall in-service, Edmonds, WA

Community Events

Asian American Journalists Association national convention, New York City
Civil Liberties Celebration, Seattle
Day of Remembrance 2003, New York City
JACL Bi-District Regional Conference, 2001
Kitsap Human Rights Network, Bremerton, WA
Latah Human Rights Task Force, Moscow, ID
Nihonmachi Outreach Committee, San Jose, CA
Northridge United Methodist Church
Nikkei 2000 conference, San Francisco, CA
Pinedale High School Auditorium, Pinedale, WY
Seattle City Council
Spokane Human Rights Commission, WA
Tule Lake Pilgrimage, 2002
Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Seattle
Wyoming Grassroots Project

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