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TitleGoing for Honor, Going for Broke
Date2006
GenreDocumentary
ReleasedDirector=George Toshio Johnston
ProducerGeorge Toshio Johnston
WriterGeorge Toshio Johnston
NarratorGeorge Toshio Johnston
StarringEric Saul (interviewee); Young Oak Kim (interviewee); Susumu Ito (interviewee); Henry Nakada (interviewee); Yasunori Deguchi (interviewee); Christine Sato-Yamazaki (interviewee)
CinematographyCheolyoung Lee; Michael Uno; Steven Wasserman; Cliff Watson
EditingGeorge Toshio Johnston
Runtime16 minutes
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RG Media Typefilms
TitleGoing for Honor, Going for Broke
Interest LevelGrades 9-12; Adult
ThemeWar - glory, necessity, pain, tragedy; Heroism - real and perceived
GenreDocumentary
Point-of-View/Protagonist CharacteristicsJapanese American men; Nisei veterans of World War II
AvailabilityLimited availability
Free Web VersionNo
Has Teaching Aids?No
Ratings and WarningsNR (Not Rated)
GeographyUnited States; Europe
Chronology1942-1946; 1970s-1980s; 2000
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Short 2006 documentary film that gives an overview of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Produced, written, directed, narrated & edited by George Toshio Johnston, he film was funded by a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.\n

Beginning with the 2000 Medal of Honor ceremony and including remarks by President Bill Clinton, Going for Honor introduces the 442nd before covering the mass incarceration of West Coast Japanese Americans, the Varsity Victory Volunteers, and the 100th. From there it covers various achievements of the 442nd, including the rescue of the \"Lost Battalion,\" the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion's encounter with Dachau, and the breaking of the Gothic Line, before ending with the legacy of the soldiers, including their impact on the Redress Movement. The story is told through interviews with veterans, excerpts from speeches, and narration augmented by archival photographs and footage.\n

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Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho
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Niiya, Brian
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Might also like Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People (1983); Witness: American Heroes (2011); Honor & Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story (2013)\n

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