When We Were Warriors, Part 1 (film)
Dramatic short film written and directed by Lane Nishikawa that centers on the lifelong relationship between a Nisei soldier and the Jewish man whom he liberated from a Nazi death camp during World War II. The film is an adaptation of the play The Gate of Heaven , written by Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge, who also star as the main characters. Produced in 1999, the 33-minute film was funded in part by the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and the 100th/442nd/MIS WWII Memorial Foundation.
Might also like Unforgettable Face (1993); Okage Sama De (I Am What I Am Because of You) (2008); From Hawaii to the Holocaust: A Shared Moment in History (1993)
|Starring||Lane Nishikawa (Sam), Victor Talmadge (Leon), Linda Igarashi (Ruby), Taylor Lee (Young Emerald), Brian Yamada (Young Steven), Kerri Higuchi (Adult Emerald), Joseph Hei (Soldier), Alex Wang (Soldier), Dillow Lew (Grandson)|
|Studio||Mission from Buddha Productions in association with CE Acatl Productions|