Citizen Tanouye

Citizen Tanouye

Director: Robert Horsting, Craig Yahata

Cast: Robert Horsting, Craig Yahata, Nicole Adachi, Alex Begovich

     
 

In many ways, Takayuki "Ted" Tanouye was a typical American boy -- he grew up in Torrance, CA, got good grades in school, was popular with his classmates, and played on the Torrance High School football team. When Pearl Harbor was attacked and America was finally drawn into World War II in 1941, Tanouye joined the United States Army and became a Technical Sergeant in… See more details below

Overview

In many ways, Takayuki "Ted" Tanouye was a typical American boy -- he grew up in Torrance, CA, got good grades in school, was popular with his classmates, and played on the Torrance High School football team. When Pearl Harbor was attacked and America was finally drawn into World War II in 1941, Tanouye joined the United States Army and became a Technical Sergeant in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. However, as Americans of Japanese ancestry, Tanouye's family members were sentenced to a period of internment, and though Ted died overseas near the end of the war, he eventually won a posthumous Medal of Honor for his courage. Decades later, eight students at Torrance High School decided to research the story of Ted Tanouye as a class project, and documentary filmmakers Craig Yahata and Robert Horsting followed the students as they interviewed people who knew Tanouye and recalled life in Torrance during the war. Citizen Tanouye is a documentary which tells of the students' effort as well as recounting the heroic tale of Tanouye's wartime experiences, and how they were finally acknowledged nearly 60 years after the fact.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
UPC:
0783421419896
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Wgbh / Pbs
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:58:00

Special Features

Bonus and deleted scenes; Movie trailer; Hidden feature; Closed captions and English subtitles

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Citizen Tanouye
1. Opening [3:26]
2. Torrance HS Library [2:25]
3. Historical Museum [8:39]
4. Go for Broke Educational Foundation [2:21]
5. Janm [8:01]
6. Hawaii and Mainland [1:52]
7. Janm Resource Center [2:59]
8. Hill 140 [2:59]
9. Fellow Soldiers [6:48]
10. A Visit From Easy [4:38]
11. Meeting the Veterans [9:30]
12. The Ceremony [2:53]

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