His story was lost...

...then rediscovered.





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UPCOMING EVENTS:

Glendale Central Library
Co-Sponsored by
Friends of the Glendale Public Library
Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, and
Glendale Library, Arts, & Culture
August 14, Thursday, 2014, at 7:00-9:00PM
222 East Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205
Additional parking in lot north of library,
entrances on Harvard or Maryland (90 min. free)
MEDIA Contacts:
Chuck Wike, Library, Arts &Culture,
cwike@ci.glendale.ca.us, 818-548-2042
Arlene Vidor, Brand Associates,
arlene@associatesofbrand.org, 818-500-7675

San Fernando Valley
Japanese American Community Center
September 7, Sunday, 2014, at 2:00
12953 Branford Street, Pacoima, CA 91331
For additional info contact:
Brian Moriguchi,
Sfvjacl@sbcglobal.net or 661-645-4551 or
Patty Takayama,
pe.high.mtn@juno.com or 818-899-7916

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

Veterans
Kenjiro "Ken" Akune, Tets Asato
George Fujimori, Kenneth Inada
Kent Kajiwara, Col. Young Oak Kim
Hideo "Lefty" Kuniyoshi, Eichi Oki
Rudy Tokiwa, Kiyoshi Yoshii

Teri Kuwahara, Gail Morgan
Bill Shishima and Isao "Easy" Tanouye

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

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