Going for Broke (2006)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Asian-American Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye hosts, and the Japanese-American actor George Takei (Star Trek) serves as narrator, in Going for Broke, a documentary that provides an incredibly rare glimpse of an unusual corner of World War II: those Japanese men who fought hatred, prejudice and discrimination after Pearl Harbor to fight for the US military in the second world war. Going for Broke honors this group of extraordinarily brave and patriotic men. By coupling archival footage and harrowing interviews with Japanese-American veterans, the film examines exactly how these individuals managed to cope and cling to their beliefs in American ideals, overcoming the bigotry that threatened to destroy any lingering optimism that they possessed.

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detention-camp, internment, Japanese-American, segregation, world-war