Uncommon Courage:  Patriotism and Civil Liberties

Free Screening

Saturday, June 16, 2001, 3PM
DeAnza College, Forum One Bldg.
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
Invited Speaker: Congressman Mike Honda

Saturday, June 23, 2001 1PM
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Invited Speaker: Dr. Kevin Starr, California State Librarian

Documentary 90 mins.
Produced, written, and directed by gayle k. yamada
Narrated by Ken Kashiwahara
Edited by Dan Friedman
Music by Dan Kuramoto

For the first time ever, this documentary tells of the thousands of Military Intelligence Service (MIS) soldiers, primarily Japanese Americans who fought for the United States in the Pacific. 

Soldiers of the Military Intelligence Service fought for the United States in the Pacific, interrogated Japanese prisoners, translated enemy documents, intercepted communications, and infiltrated enemy lines.

Some were serving prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Others volunteered from behind barbed wire in U.S. detention camps. While they were the ñeyesî and ñearsî of every combat command in the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific, their exploits were largely untold.

After 60 years, the MIS has been recognized with the Presidential Unit Citation.  

For information and orders call NJAHS/MIS at 415/921 5007
Fax 415/921 5087  Email njahs@njahs.org  Website www.njahs.org

Major program funding for "Uncommon Courage" has been provided by the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, the Freeman Foundation, Jack and Kiyo Hirose. Additional funding provided by: George T. and Sakaye Aratani, the Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, and additional contributors.


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