Prejudice and Patriotism: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in the Military Intelligence Service of WWII (film)

Title Prejudice and Patriotism: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in the Military Intelligence Service of WWII
Date 1998
Producer Granma's Camera Productions; Calvin "Robbie" Roberts; Kobayashi/Tagami
Writer Chris Kobayashi
Narrator Ken Kashiwahara
Starring Gene Uratsu (interviewee); Mits Usui (interviewee); Ben Takeshita (interviewee); Rusty Kimura (interviewee); Haruko Hurt (interviewee); Jack Herzig (interviewee); Barry Saiki (interviewee); Ben Hazard (interviewee); Marvin Uratsu (interviewee); Aiko Herzig (interviewee); Mary Takai (interviewee); Harry Fukuhara (interviewee); Roy Takai (interviewee); Tom Sakamoto (interviewee); Mac Nagata (interviewee); Aiko Nakahara (interviewee); Hitoshi Sameshima (interviewee); George Fujimori (interviewee); Atsuko Moriuchi (interviewee); Daniel Akaka (interviewee)
Music Alan "Guapo" Lee
Cinematography Calvin "Robbie" Roberts
Editing Augie Cinquegrana
Runtime 42 minutes

Documentary video that tells the story of Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, juxtaposing that story against the backdrop of the Japanese American wartime incarceration, highlighting the difficulties brought on by the loyalty questionnaire and its aftermath. Colin Powell introduces and closes the video, which is narrated by Ken Kashiwahara. The story is told using archival footage and photographs and interviews with many MIS veterans and others. No director is identified. The film was produced and funded by the Military Intelligence Service Association of Northern California and the National Japanese American Historical Society.

Authored by Brian Niiya

For More Information

Military Intelligence Service Research Center, http://www.njahs.org/misnorcal/resources/resources_videos.htm#. [Includes clips from Prejudice and Patriotism and from a later documentary on the MIS, Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties.]