His story was lost...

...then rediscovered.





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UPCOMING EVENTS:

"Memories of the Way We Were" Forum
Institute For Genetic Medicine Art Gallery
Keck School of Medicine, USC
June 22, Saturday, 2013, at 2:30-6:30PM
2250 Alcazar St., LA, CA 90033
Please RSVP for this event, as space is limited:
Contact IGM AG: 818-913-0640
or natto41@sbcglobal.net


Japanese American Christian Chapel
June 29, Saturday, 2013, at 1:00PM
300 Mission Dr., Camarillo, CA
Co-Sponsored by JACC and
the Japanese Amer. Citizens League
Please RSVP for this event, as space is limited:
Contact: JACC: 805-384-9333
or watanabe.dave@gmail.com


RECOGNITION:

NATIONAL BROADCAST
on American Public Television
Presented by WGBH, Boston
During the Month of MAY in Observance of
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

WINNER
Silver Telly Statuette-History/Biography
28th Annual Telly Awards (2007)

Award Of Excellence-Documentary
2006 Accolade Competition

Best Feature Documentary &
Audience Choice, Best of Festival
2006 Gloria Film Festival

Audience Awards
Best Feature Documentary
2005 Zion Independent Film Festival

Best Full Length Feature or Documentary
2005 San Diego International Children's Film Festival

Chris Award
2005 Columbus International Film & Video Festival

Best Feature Documentary
2005 International Family Film Festival

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Best Documentary
2007 Twin Rivers Multimedia Fest

Best Documentary
2006 Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival

FINALIST
Best Feature Ages 12-18
2006 KIDS FIRST BEST

"Slate Award" Best Documentary
2005 California Independent Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
2007 Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Fest. for Children
2007 Delray Beach Film Festival
2006 Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
2006 Boulder Asian Film Festival
2006 Newport Beach Film Festival

Selected for Curriculum Inclusion
2006 Torrance Unified School District (CA)




SYNOPSIS:

Winner of the prestigious 2005 “Chris Award” (High School & College Category), the 2006 “Accolade”-Award of Excellence-Documentary and the 2007 “Telly”-Silver Statuette, CITIZEN TANOUYE uniquely brings history to life for eight ethnically diverse Torrance, CA high school students through their research of THS alumnus Tech Sgt Ted Tanouye and the impact the war had on their city, while drawing attention to the civil rights abuses of WWII era America.

While serving as a member of the renowned 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Tanouye's family was incarcerated in “Relocation Camps” at Jerome and later Rohwer AR. Ted's action in battle would eventually earn him the Medal of Honor.

During their investigation of school yearbooks, newspapers, internet sites and insightful conversations with WWII veterans, the relevance of history is brought into focus as the students express their personal observations, draw parallels to their own lives and realize the affect that this experience will have on their future.

CAST
THS Students, Class of 2005
Nicole Adachi, Alex Begovich
Kathy Choi, Tim Froehlig
Talayeh Haghighi, Billy Kim
Heather McIlvaine, Katie Webb

PRODUCTION CREW:
Robert Horsting, producer, co-director
Craig Yahata, producer, co-director, editor
Stephen James Taylor, composer
Jason Inouye, 2nd camera

CONTACT US AT:
Craig Yahata
Robert Horsting

For information on or to purchase the
CITIZEN TANOUYE Classroom Edition,
please use this link:
CT_CLASSROOM

To assist the
TED TANOUYE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
with their goal to spread this story
through teacher training sessions
and screenings, send a tax
deductible donation to:
TTMF
C/O KUWAHARA CPA
22426 Palos Verdes Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505

Other Sites of Historical Interest:
http://www.goforbroke.org/home/
http://www.densho.org/home/
The Emmy Award winning, ABC7 special report by David Ono,
"Witness: American Heroes"
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=8439135