‘Honor and Sacrifice’ Screening at JANM

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“Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story” will be screened on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum, 100 N. Central Ave. in Little Tokyo.

Roy Matsumoto and his daughter Karen, who tells his story in the documentary.

Roy Matsumoto and his daughter Karen, who tells his story in the documentary.

This award-winning film tells the story of Roy Matsumoto, a Nisei who became a World War II hero when he fought against the Japanese as part of Merrill’s Marauders, an American guerrilla unit. He also did work in military intelligence, which was kept secret for 50 years.

Matsumoto had one brother who also fought for the Americans and three who fought for the Japanese, while his parents and sisters decided to relocate to their ancestral home of Hiroshima. This family’s heart-rending story, told by Matsumoto’s daughter Karen, encapsulates the complex issues faced by Japanese Americans during this time.

Screening followed by discussion with Karen Matsumoto and filmmakers Lucy Ostrander and Don Sellers.

This film is available on DVD at the JANM Store. A detailed article about “Honor and Sacrifice” is available at www.discovernikkei.org.

Admission is free. For more information, call (213) 625-0414 or visit www.janm.org.

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