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Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story (film)

A 2013 documentary film about Japanese American Kibei war hero Roy Matsumoto and his family during World War II, as told through the eyes of his daughter Karen. A decorated linguist with the Military Intelligence Service who was a part of Merrill's Marauders, an American guerrilla unit in Burma, Matsumoto served even though his parents and sisters were living in Hiroshima and three of his Nisei brothers were ultimately conscripted into the Japanese army.

The film was produced by Stourwater Pictures in association with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, with funding from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program . Honor & Sacrifice was the winner of the 2013 Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Short and Best Documentary at the 2013 Port Townsend Film Festival.

Authored by Patricia Wakida

Might also like Mission in Manila: The Sakakida Story (1994); MIS: Human Secret Weapon (2012); The Color of Honor: The Japanese American Soldier in WWII (1987)

Media Details
Release Date 2013
Runtime 27 minutes
Director Lucy Ostrander
Producer Lucy Ostrander
Writer Don Sellers
Music Joel Goodman
Cinematography Don Sellers
Editing Don Sellers
Studio Stourwater Pictures
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For More Information

Honor & Sacrifice official website: .

Kanopy Streaming link:

Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community website: .

McFadden, Christine. " WWII Veteran Roy Matsumoto Reveals War Secrets of Honor, Sacrifice. " Pacific Citizen , May 20, 2011.

Stourwater Pictures website: .