Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 PST
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)

Narrated by George Takei, “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents. Mr. Yasui was born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Doors open at 6:15 PM, previews start at 6:45 PM. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks available for purchase.


Special Guests: Co-director Holly Yasui

Sponsors: Ridgefield Community Library Old Liberty Theater

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Release Year: 2015

Running Time: 57 min

Director: Will Doolittle and Holly Yasui

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