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Valor With Honor Film Screening And Discussion With Filmmaker Burt Takeuchi

Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
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Add to Calendar 11/09/2011 06:00 PM 11/09/2011 08:00 PM America/New_York Valor With Honor Film Screening And Discussion With Filmmaker Burt Takeuchi More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/valor-with-honor-film-screening-and-discussion-with-filmmaker-burt-takeuchi/ 19 University Place, New York, NY, 10003

2011-11-09

Valor with Honor is an independent documentary film based on more than 35 interviews of Japanese American veterans who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. This small, segregated unit of 3500 men is the

most decorated American unit for its size and length of service (3 years). By the end of World War II, the 442nd would be awarded with 7 Presidential Unit Citations, 21 Medals of Honor, and more than 500 Silver Stars and 9000 Purple Hearts, earning the designation “Purple Heart Battalion.”

The film tells the harrowing stories of the 442nd battles in Italy, the “Lost Battalion” rescue in France, the assault up Mount Folgorito, and of their witness to the Holocaust at Dachau, Germany at the close of the war. The film concludes with the veteransʼ bittersweet return home to America. The entire film is woven through stories told by the veterans themselves.

A conversation with filmmaker Burt Takeuchi and WWII Veteran and former part of the Military Intelligence Service Kaz Yamaguchi follows the film, moderated by Patricia Welch, Hofstra University. For more information, visit www.valorwithhonor.com

Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History