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George Takei:
Why I love a country that once betrayed me

TEDxKyoto · 15:58 · Filmed Jun 2014
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George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me
15:58 · Filmed June 2014 at TEDxKyoto · Subtitles available in 22 languages

When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.

Actor and activist
The beloved Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek, George Takei is an activist for human rights (and a master of Facebook memes). Full bio
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