Enduring Democracy:

The Monterey Petition

Enduring Democracy: 
The Monterey Petition

World Premiere of Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose

Exciting News! The Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose has released its schedule for “Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition”. The screenings are on Sunday, August 21, 1:00pm at the Hammer Theater Center and Sunday August 28, 5:00pm at the Pruneyard Cinemas. Our film is in competition for Best Documentary, which includes the Audience Award based on audience votes. Please put the dates on your calendar and share the link below to purchase tickets to the premiere.  

Enduring Democracy is a documentary sponsored by the JACL of the Monterey Peninsula that examines how Monterey was one of the only communities that publicly welcomed their Japanese neighbors back from the incarceration centers after World War II. Not only is this of historical importance to the Japanese community and the Monterey Peninsula but it illustrates global themes of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Click here to purchase tickets to the Cinequest screenings. 

Click here to view the Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition site.

Click here to view the panel discussion on the history and significance of the Japanese on the Monterey Peninsula with four distinguished local historians, David Yamada, Sandy Lydon, Geoffery Dunn and Tim Thomas.