Conscience and the Constitution

2012 screening schedule

Wing Luke 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.

Bainbridge memorial logoBAINBRIDGE ISLAND , WA
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.

Japanese American National Museum logoLOS ANGELES, CA
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. Free for Museum members and free with museum admission for non-members.

Screenings and teacher workshops

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
     (BEST DOCUMENTARY, GRAND JURY PRIZE)
Northwest Film & Video Festival, Portland
Ohio Independent Film Festival (BEST DOCUMENTARY finalist)
San Diego Asian Film Festival
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
     (BEST DOCUMENTARY, GEORGE SIDNEY INDEPENDENT FILM COMPETITION)
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
     (BEST FEATURE FILM, AUDIENCE AWARD)
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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Updated: March 20, 2012