PABT presents two short films - October 7th, 3:00pm
Please join us for the showing of these two amazing films. Following the films there will be a question and answer session and discussion with the films' producers. Light refreshments will be served.
Honor and Sacrifice
"We often uncover secrets when making films, but the revelations in this documentary astonished us. We intended to tell the story of an unlikely hero, but the production became a discovery of the suppressed struggles of three generations of a Japanese-American family from Hiroshima divided by World War II. Their journey is an embodiment of the immigrant experience, ultimately revealing the extraordinary strength that America gains from its diversity."
- Filmakers Don Sellers & Lucy Ostrander
Proof of Loyalty
"The absolute loyalty of the Nisei soldiers in World War II, despite discrimination and incarceration provides an insight for us today. These American citizens protected their beloved country, even while many Americans suspected them of being the enemy. Diversity powers America, but also keeps us safe—one only has to look at these Nisei, like Kazuo Yamane, for ample proof."
-Filmmakers Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers