The Legacy of Linc’s Tackle
Directed by Lauren Frohne
THE LEGACY OF LINC’S TACKLE shows the impact of Executive Order 9066 through the experiences of the Beppu family in Seattle. Linc’s Tackle has been the heart and soul of Seattle’s urban fishing culture for generations. But that legacy almost didn’t exist when the Beppu family, shop owners since the 1930s, were interned during World War II. 2017 marked the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, sending Japanese-Americans along the West Coast to internment camps for the duration of World War II. This policy forever upended the makeup of communities and families throughout the West.
Lauren Frohne is a filmmaker and currently a staff video journalist for The Seattle Times. Previously, she was the multimedia producer for the Open Society Foundations and a video journalist for The Boston Globe. She earned a master’s degree in journalism with a focus on visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo, Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Press Photographers Association, National Academy of Arts & Sciences, Webby Awards, Online News Association, Carrboro Film Festival (2010), Society for News Design, Society for Professional Journalists, and the Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, among others. Currently, she focuses on community stories with a particular interest in social justice, immigration, women’s issues and the environment. She is also in production on a long-term documentary film, called SPILLING OVER, about the lasting effects of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on a commercial fishing family in Louisiana.