Free Screening at San Francisco Main Library

September 21 at 2:00pm 

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

On September 21st, the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium is hosting a viewing of “One Fighting Irishman.” The event will feature discussions with Wayne Merrill Collins, son of attorney Wayne M. Collins, historian Charles Wollenberg, and Hiroshi Shimizu, president of the Tule Lake Committee. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain deeper insights into the historical contexts explored in the film.

HAAPIFEST Film Festival

June 8 at 2:00pm 
DoubleTree by Hilton, Room 2, Houston, TX

“One Fighting Irishman” will be at the HAAPI Film Festival on June 8th in Houston. Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Room 2, to explore the profound story of a remarkable figure who fought tirelessly for justice. This screening is a great opportunity to delve into historical narratives that resonate today. Don’t miss out on engaging discussions and the chance to connect with fellow documentary enthusiasts.

San Francisco Documentary Festival 

June 2 at 8:00pm 
Roxie Theater House 1, San Francisco, CA

“One Fighting Irishman” is coming to the San Francisco Documentary Festival this June 2nd at the iconic Roxie Theater. Experience a cinematic journey into the life of a man whose unwavering commitment to justice changed countless lives. Join us for this exclusive screening and stay afterward for a Q&A session where we’ll dive deeper into the film’s themes and historical context. Don’t miss this enriching evening of film and discussion in San Francisco.

VC Film Festival

June 3 at 3:00pm 
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

We warmly invite all descendants of the Tule Lake camp and more to an exclusive screening of our documentary, “One Fighting Irishman,” at the VC Film Fest. This powerful film tells the story of attorney Wayne M. Collins who heroically rescued over 5,000 individuals who had renounced their citizenship while detained at Tule Lake. The screening will take place on May 3, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the VC Film Festival. Families connected to Tule Lake owe a great debt to Collins’ efforts. Don’t miss this important event—

Meet the Filmmakers of Remembrance – Sharon Yamato and Yuriko Gamo Romer – Nichi Bei Foundation

Sharon’s film “One fighting Irishman” focuses on the story of Attorney Wayne M. Collins, whose defense of the Constitution drove him to spend 23 years representing Japanese Americans who renounced their American citizenship while imprisoned at the embattled Tule Lake Segregation Center.

Yuriko’s film “Baseball behind Barbed Wire” is a look of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, through the uncommon yet popular lens of baseball.

The Paths of Most Resistance During Wartime Relocation – Nichi Bei News

Sharon Yamato tells the story of Wayne M. Collins in “One Fighting Irishman” (2023, 30 min.), a new short documentary remembering the life and accomplishments of Collins, a maverick civil rights attorney who defended thousands of Japanese Americans from deportations, as well as charges of treason in the case of Iva Toguri.

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