June 9 / Japanese Americans’ War Time Experience: Documentary on Nisei soldiers’ secret works to be screened

 Film MIS Poster

MIS – Human Secret Weapon

Director: Junichi Suzuki
100 Minutes / Not Rated / Documentary, War, History / Color

Distributor: United Television Broadcasting Systems

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June 9 (Saturday) 11 am / 1:40 pm / 4:20 pm / 7 pm

San Diego – Gaslamp 15, 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-0401

 

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Film Summary
During World War II, the U.S. Army secretly formed the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), which was mostly composed of Nisei, second-generation Japanese-American military men.

They had pledged absolute allegiance to the United States at a time when Japanese Americans were facing social and political injustice. Braving many prejudices, Nisei soldiers of MIS had to fight against Japan, their parents’ homeland, and proved their patriotism to the country that had caged their families in internment camps.

During the war, the MIS was successful in persuading the surrender of Japanese troops and helping many civilians avoid the path of suicide that they might otherwise have taken. They would go on to play a crucial role in expediting Japan’s recovery following its formal surrender in 1945.

There were about 3000 MIS soldiers during WWII and another 3000 who served during the occupation of Japan. Despite their contributions and achievements during the war, information regarding the MIS remained top secret and classified by the government.

http://mis-film.com

For information, call UTB at (323) 469-2929

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April 6 (Friday) through April 12 (Thursday) Show times: 1:50 pm / 4:20 pm / 7:10 pm / 9:40 pm

Laemmle’s Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601, (310) 478-3836

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May 19 (Saturday) 11 am / 2 pm / 5 pm

Little Tokyo – Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, (213) 680-9130

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May 28 (Monday) 11 am / 1:40 pm / 4:20 pm / 7 pm

Torrance – Armstrong Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503, (310) 781-7150

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June 2, 3 (Saturday, Sunday) 11 am / 2 pm / 5 pm

Orange County – Woodbridge Movies 5, 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604, (949) 733-0980

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June 9 (Saturday) 11 am / 1:40 pm / 4:20 pm / 7 pm

San Diego – Gaslamp 15, 701 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, (619) 232-0401

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