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Day of Independence (2003)

 |  Short  |  26 September 2003 (USA)
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The creators of Visas and Virtue (1997) (1997 Academy Award Winner, Best Live Action Short Film) bring you another important historical narrative. This dramatic film, set in a Japanese ... See full summary »

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The creators of Visas and Virtue (1997) (1997 Academy Award Winner, Best Live Action Short Film) bring you another important historical narrative. This dramatic film, set in a Japanese American internment camp during the World War II, explores one family's experience and examines the sacrifices and triumphs of those who endured and survived through perseverance, courage, and the all-American game of baseball. During World War II, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, ordering the forced removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. These people, most of whom were American citizens, were taken from their homes and sent to "relocation" camps in desolate, isolated areas. These camps were surrounded by barb wire and guard towers. There were no charges, nor due process. The internment of 120,000 innocent people was a dark moment in the history of this country. Written by Anonymous

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A desert. A baseball diamond. A friendship. America, 1943

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The original title of the film was "Independence Day," which is the title of the play it is adapted from. However, to try to avoid being overshadowed by the well known Will Smith movie, the producers changed the name during preproduction. See more »

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Featured in Real Orange: Episode dated 9 January 2004 (2004) See more »

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Composed by Oonaka Toraji
Author Shimazaki Tooson
Piano and Vocal Arrangement by Scott Nagatani
Performed by Kerry Carnahan, Jason Fong, Ai Goeku, Michael Hagiwara, Linda Igarashi, Keiko Kawashima, Kurt Kuniyoshi, Shaun Shimoda, Fusako Shiotani, Paul Wong and Marlene Mitsuko Yamane
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