During the Japanese American internment of World War II, a woman held at the Tule Lake segregation camp with her family leaves her barracks one winter night...

In the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, over 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were, by government order, forcibly relocated to internment camps across the country.  Surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers, the Tule Lake “segregation center” in northern California was the largest of such camps and did not close until after the war. 

Set in the winter of 1943 after martial law was imposed on the camp, Tule Lake is an animated short film about perseverance, based on the true story of one internee and her actions one night.


Concept art by Veronica Garcia