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Film to Imagine Muslim Americans Interned Under Trump Administration
by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang
A film project about Muslim Americans being sent to camps that was abandoned a year ago because it seemed "too far-fetched" is getting a new start.
"Executive Order 13800" is inspired by the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II and which seeks to tell the story of what would happen if Muslim Americans were incarcerated in the same way today.
"As descendants of people who were in internment camps, I always tell my son that we have a moral responsibility to make sure that it never happens to anyone else ever again," writer and producer Koji Steven Sakai, who is also a former executive at the Japanese American National Museum, told NBC News. "'Executive Order 13800' is my opportunity to remind my country what happened 75 years ago to ensure we don't make the same mistake with another marginalized community."
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