Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story (film)


Title Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story
Date 2013
Director Lucy Ostrander; Don Sellers
Producer Lucy Ostrander; Don Sellers
Writer Don Sellers
Music Joel Goodman
Cinematography Don Sellers
Editing Don Sellers
Studio Stourwater Pictures
Runtime 27 minutes
IMDB Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story

A 2013 documentary film about Japanese American Kibei war hero Roy Matsumoto and his family during World War II, as told through the eyes of his daughter Karen. A decorated linguist with the Military Intelligence Service who was a part of Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma, Matsumoto served even though his parents and sisters were living in Hiroshima and three of his Nisei brothers were ultimately conscripted into the Japanese army.

The film was produced by Stourwater Pictures in association with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, with funding from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program. Honor & Sacrifice was the winner of the 2013 Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary at the 2013 Port Townsend Film Festival.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

For More Information

Honor & Sacrifice official website: http://honordoc.com/film.html.

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community website: http://www.bijac.org/index.php?p=EducationFilm_HonorandSacrifice.

McFadden, Christine. "WWII Veteran Roy Matsumoto Reveals War Secrets of Honor, Sacrifice." Pacific Citizen, May 20, 2011.

Stourwater Pictures website: http://stourwater.com/films/honor-sacrifice/.