Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and The Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii

PROOF OF LOYALTY: KAZUO YAMANE AND THE NISEI SOLDIERS OF HAWAII
2017 | Documentary | USA | 55 min
Directed by Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers

The Orange Story
2016 | Narrative, Drama | USA | 18 min
Directed by Erika Street

Co-presented by Full Spectrum Features

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WWII heroism and loyalty of Hawaiian Nisei, or second generation Japanese Americans, is highlighted through one hero, Kazuo Yamane, whose little-known story is pertinent to today’s debates on immigration. While citizens of Japanese heritage on the U.S. mainland were rounded up and incarcerated in detention camps, relatively few among Hawaii’s 40% Japanese population were detained, and large numbers of men volunteered for military and other service. Drafted into the army prior to Pearl Harbor, Yamane was singled out for intelligence work due to his knowledge of the Japanese language and culture. The film details his substantial contributions to the war effort through work at the Pentagon, and in Europe under Eisenhower. DCP digital. (BS)

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Preceded by the short The Orange Story by Erika Street

The Orange Story is a narrative short film that tells the story of an elderly Japanese American man who must sell all his belongings and report to a temporary detention center during WWII from where he will be forcibly removed to an undisclosed location. DCP digital. (BS)

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