Allegiance illuminates one of American history's lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura, transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self and his sister Kei ...
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Allegiance illuminates one of American history's lesser known chapters as it tells the story of Sam Kimura, transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self and his sister Kei fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. An important story told with great resonance and intimacy, Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love
Screenings on February 19, 2017, in movie theaters nationwide, commemorating the 75th anniversary of presidential order for internment of Japanese and Japanese/Americans, in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. See more »
The title card states that only one character is based on a real person: Mike Masaoka. Two other real persons are depicted: Ben Masaoka, Mike's brother who was killed in combat, and Dillon Myer, the head of the War Relocation Authority. See more »
Allegiance tells the story of Japanese-Americans who were removed from their homes and taken to internment camps across the United States, simply because they looked like the people who had bombed Pearl Harbor. Fear and paranoia drove feelings in that time and led to an action that is now seen as shameful. I pray that cooler minds prevail nowadays, so that this atrocity is not repeated.
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