Director/Producer: Scott T. Tsuchitani
Producer: Tule Lake Committee
Among the ten internment camps that imprisoned 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, Tule Lake Segregation Center was the site for over 18,000 “disloyals.” Fifty years later, seven former internees discuss their past and how they came to terms with their identity, politically and socially, both during and after their camp experience. The viewer is challenged to reconsider what loyalty and citizenship really mean in a country deeply rooted in a history of racism. Created to be shown during a pilgrimage to Tule Lake in 1994, MEETING AT TULE LAKE is the result of a community studies approach to research, teaching, and filmmaking.