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Day of Independence (2003)

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 »

Director:

Chris Tashima
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24 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Derek Mio ... Zip
Marcus Toji ... Hog
Alan Muraoka ... Father
Keiko Kawashima ... Mother
Chris Tashima ... The Umpire
Gina Hiraizumi ... Rose
Ulysses Lee ... Tad
Jonathan Okui ... Satch
Diana Toshiko ... Betty
Sarah Chang ... Sadie
Julie Tofukuji Julie Tofukuji ... Mimi
Lisa Joe Lisa Joe ... Frances
Dean Komure Dean Komure ... Spectator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Isakari Henry Isakari ... Mr. Hagiwara
Marcia Isakari Marcia Isakari ... Mrs. Hagiwara
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Short | Family | History | Sport

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Dan Kwong coached lead actor Derek Mio in old-style baseball pitching for the role. Kwong, who is a writer, actor, filmmaker and performance artist, is also a baseball player for the Li'l Tokio Giants. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Yashinomi
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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