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    "body": "<html><body><br/>\n<div class=\"rgonly\">\n<!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n<div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:From Bullets to Ballots;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Quest for power; Role of men; War – glory, necessity, pain, tragedy; Working class struggles;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Interviews with Nisei men;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Widely available;\nFreeWebVersion:No;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:Hawai'i;\nChronology:1940s–1950s;\nFacility:;\n</p>\n</div>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-FilmsDisplay\">\n<table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Title</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">From Bullets to Ballots</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Date</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">1997</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Director</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Robert A. Nakamura</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Producer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Karen L. Ishizuka</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Writer</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Karen L. Ishizuka</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Starring</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Ed Ichiyama (interviewee); Ron Oba (interviewee); <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Daniel_Inouye\" title=\"Daniel Inouye\">Daniel Inouye</a> (interviewee); Ralph Yempuku (interviewee); Martin Tohara (interviewee); Joe Shimamura (interviewee); Mike Tokunaga (interviewee); Robert Katayama (interviewee); Stanley Akita (interviewee); Sakae Takahashi (interviewee); Young Kim (interviewee); Don Matsuda (interviewee); Turk Tokita (interviewee); <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/George_Ariyoshi\" title=\"George Ariyoshi\">George Ariyoshi</a> (interviewee)</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Music</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Dan Kuramoto</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Cinematography</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Robert A. Nakamura</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Editing</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Justin Lin</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Studio</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">Japanese American National Museum</td>\n</tr>\n<tr>\n<th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">Runtime</th>\n<td style=\"text-align:left;\">23 minutes</td>\n</tr>\n</table>\n</div>\n<div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n<p>Title:From Bullets to Ballots;\nDate:1997; \nGenre:;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Robert A. Nakamura;\nProducer:Karen L. Ishizuka;\nWriter:Karen L. Ishizuka;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Ed Ichiyama (interviewee); Ron Oba (interviewee); <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Daniel_Inouye\" title=\"Daniel Inouye\">Daniel Inouye</a> (interviewee); Ralph Yempuku (interviewee); Martin Tohara (interviewee); Joe Shimamura (interviewee); Mike Tokunaga (interviewee); Robert Katayama (interviewee); Stanley Akita (interviewee); Sakae Takahashi (interviewee); Young Kim (interviewee); Don Matsuda (interviewee); Turk Tokita (interviewee); <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/George_Ariyoshi\" title=\"George Ariyoshi\">George Ariyoshi</a> (interviewee);\nMusic:Dan Kuramoto;\nCinematography:Robert A. Nakamura;\nEditing:Justin Lin;\nStudio:Japanese American National Museum;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:23 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:;\nTrailerLink:;\n</p>\n</div>\n<p>Documentary film on Japanese Americans from Hawai'i as part of the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/442nd_Regimental_Combat_Team\" title=\"442nd Regimental Combat Team\">442nd Regimental Combat Team</a> and their role in the political realignment of Hawai'i after the war. <i>From Bullets to Ballots</i> was one of three short films directed by Robert A. Nakamura and produced by Karen L. Ishizuka in conjunction with <i>From Bento to Mixed Plate: Americans of Japanese Ancestry in Multicultural Hawai'i,</i> an exhibition produced by the <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Japanese_American_National_Museum\" title=\"Japanese American National Museum\">Japanese American National Museum</a> in 1997.\n</p><p>Based on interviews with fourteen veterans from of the 442nd or <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/100th_Infantry_Battalion\" title=\"100th Infantry Battalion\">100th Infantry Battalion</a>, the bulk of the film tells the story of the Hawaii members of 442nd: their reasons for volunteering; dealing with color lines while training at Camp Shelby, Mississippi; their battlefield exploits in Europe; and the continuing discrimination they faced at war's end. The last section of the film covers the role of the veterans in the \"<a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Revolution_of_1954\" title=\"Revolution of 1954\">Revolution of 1954</a>,\" the Democratic takeover of Hawai'i electoral politics, focusing on their motivations for political involvement after their wartime sacrifices.\n</p><p><i>From Bullets to Ballots</i> was featured in the <i>From Bento to Mixed Plate</i> exhibition at its opening at the Bishop Museum in 1997 and in its subsequent travels, along with two other short films, <i>Plantation Roots</i>, on the continuing legacy of Hawai'i's plantation history, and <i>The Politics of Plate Lunch</i>, on contemporary ethnic relations in Hawai'i. Initially released on VHS cassette, <i>From Bullets to Ballots</i> was issued on DVD with the other two films in 2009.\n</p>\n<div id=\"authorByline\"><b>Authored by <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">Brian Niiya</a>, Densho</b></div>\n<div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">Niiya, Brian</div>\n<h2><span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">For More Information</span></h2>\n<p>Japanese American National Museum media arts: <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.janm.org/mediaarts/productions/bento/\" rel=\"nofollow\">http://www.janm.org/mediaarts/productions/bento/</a>.\n</p>\n<!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCPU time usage: 0.088 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.090 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 351/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2539/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 7604/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 2360/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 3/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key mediawiki:pcache:idhash:1736-0!*!0!*!*!*!* and timestamp 20170917074106 and revision id 26833\n -->\n<div class=\"toplink\"><a href=\"#top\"><i class=\"icon-chevron-up\"></i> Top</a></div></body></html>",
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