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Honor & Sacrifice [videorecording]: The Roy Matsumoto Story

produced by Stourwater Pictures in association with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community ; a film by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers ; producer-director, Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers ; cinematographer, editor & writer, Don Sellers
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A documentary about the Japanese American men who were incarcerated in concentration camps, enlisted in the U.S. military, and volunteered to become linguists in the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The film focuses on the experience of Roy Matsumoto and his personal journey -- from being born an American, raised in Japan, sent to the Jerome, Arkansas concentration camp as a young man, to enlisting in the U.S. Army and becoming a hero in fighting the Japanese Army in Burma as part of the U.S. military unit known as Merrill's Marauders. As part of the project, a classroom-based curriculum to accompany the film was developed by Karen Matsumoto. The film and curriculum were disseminated in California public schools. Film showings in California and Washington were organized.
Lucy Ostrander; Don Sellers
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Run Time
28 min.
  • Accompanying CD-ROM includes Teacher's Guide.
  • Part of the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program Collection. The program provided grants for projects pertaining to the internment and history of Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945.
  • Non-Latin script record
Variant Title
Honor and sacrifice
Roy Matsumoto story
Japanese title from DVD label: Meiyo to gisei
Title of the project: Honor and sacrifice : Nisei patriots in the MIS
Japanese title from DVD label: 名誉と犠牲
Music, Joel Goodman.
Bainbridge Island, WA : Stourwater Pictures, ©2013.
Terms of Use
Public performance rights secured. Licensed for PPR for educational use in colleges and universities. Educational purchase price reflects the inclusion of community performance rights, which is the right to show the film in a community venue provided not admission is charged. This does NOT include the right to show the film on television or online, only the right to show the film to an audience where the DVD and audience are in the same room.
1 videodisc (28 min.) : sd., col. and b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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