Day of Independence

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Day of Independence

baseball world war ii east asian lead japanese american japanese american internment nisei short film

Day of Independence

Release Date: September 26, 2003

Year    :   2003
Slogan    :   «A desert. A baseball diamond. A friendship. America, 1943.»
Genres    :   Drama, Family, History
Production Companies    :   Cedar Grove Productions
Director    :   Chris Tashima
Producers    :   Chris Donahue, Pablo Miralles, Tim Toyama, Lisa Onodera, Lu Cien Hioe
Writers    :   Chris Tashima, Tim Toyama
RunTime    :   27 mins.

Zip, a 17 year-old Nisei (second-generation Japanese American) baseball pitcher, faces the tragic circumstances of the World War II internment of 110,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry. Set in a relocation camp in the summer of 1943, this film chronicles the journey of an American family torn apart by a forced and unjust incarceration, a father's decision that challenges his son to find strength, and ultimately his son's triumph through courage, sacrifice and the All-American game of baseball.


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