Asian American International Film Festival Screening: Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and The Nisei Soldiers of HawaiiVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of the 40th Asian American International Film Festival
Presented by Asian CineVision in association with Asia Society.
Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and The Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii
Dir. by Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers
2016. USA. 55 min. Color. English. World Premiere.
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 9:45 pm
The documentary traces back to the time when Kazuo Yamane’s father, Uichi, came to Hawaii in the late 19th century with nothing and built a business empire. It then tells the story of Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii. Yamane was a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combated prejudice and discrimination to loyally serve their country. Their extraordinary service, mostly untold, ultimately changed the course of U.S. history.
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The 40th Asian American International Film Festival runs from July 26 to August 5 with screenings at Asia Society and Cinema Village East.
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the U.S. to showcase film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Forty years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.
Presented with Asian CineVision, Cinema Village, and Flushing Town Hall.
Asia Society 725 Park Ave New York, NY 10021