Now, I don’t normally post for events in the YRL, I am busy enough here at College Library, but this event is worth it – read on!
Charles E. Young Research Library
442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity
Wednesday, June 2
During World War II, Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Infantry Regiment fought not only the enemy but also prejudice and racial discrimination in the U.S. Theirs was an ironic situation, fighting for a country that had branded them as enemies. But these young men bravely volunteered and proven their loyalty as patriotic Americans. By the end of the war, the 442nd had become one of the most decorated regiments for its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. military.
Following director Junichi Suzuki’s previous film Toyo’s Camera, which traced the experiences of Japanese Americans during World War II, this film uses archival footage and interviews with regiment members to reveal the 442nd’s little-known history. A Q&A with Suzuki will follow the screening.
Admission is free, but reservations are requested to Toshie Marra at 310.825.2765 or by email. Seating is on a first-come basis.