ALTERNATIVE FACTS sheds light on the people and politics that influenced the signing of the infamous Executive Order 9066, which authorized the mass incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans. The film exposes the lies used to justify the decision and the cover-up that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. ALTERNATIVE FACTS will also examine the parallels to the current climate of fear, targeting of immigrant communities, and similar attempts to abuse the powers of the government.
Jon Osaki is an emerging filmmaker who has directed and
produced promotional, educational, narrative, and
documentary films. His initial interest in film grew from his
desire to share the stories of the Japanese Community Youth
Council, where he has served as Executive Director since 1996.
Over the past few years, he has had films screened at film
festivals and community event across the country. As a
filmmaker, Jon views this genre as the next step in his lifelong
pursuit of social justice and equity.
As a long-time youth development advocate, Jon believes in
using film to bring stories to life for younger generations. He is
motivated to inspire the next generation of storytellers who
can keep vital chapters of this country’s history alive and
relevant for our leaders of tomorrow.