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Molly Marcello

  • At 84 years old, Japanese American actor George Takei remains a powerful cultural figure. He’s a prominent gay activist, famous for his witticisms on Twitter, and beloved for his role as Sulu from the television series Star Trek. In a new performance that debuted at the Moab Music Festival over the weekend, Takei says he’s been called a lot of things. Legend. Icon. And….enemy alien. Lost Freedom: A Memory chronicles Takei’s early childhood spent in Japanese American internment during WWII. As Molly Marcello reports, this is the actor’s latest project to prevent racist hysteria from threatening American democracy again.