Grammy-nominated singer, Katy Perry, and film producer, Mari Rivera, produced a two-minute video warning viewers about the similarities between Japanese internment camps and the possibility of a Muslim registry under a Trump administration.
The public service announcement, released several days ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, chronicles the story of 89-year-old Haru Kuromiya, a Japanese American whose entire family lived in an internment camp and was placed on a registry.
Kuromiya’s story harkens back to an era of institutionalized discrimination against immigrants in America, and ends with a stark twist revealing that the same thing could happen again to Muslims.
The powerful short film conveys a single profound message: don’t let history repeat itself.
You can watch the full video here.