6/2— UCLA Library Free Screening of “442:Live with Honor, Die with Dignity” by Suzuki

June 2 — UCLA Library will sponsor free film screening of  “442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity” on Wednesday, June 2 from noon to 2 pm at Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room. The film was written and directed by Junichi Suzuki.  Suzuki graduated from Tokyo University in 1975, and graduated from  New York University Graduate School Film Program in 1995.  Suzuki resides in the States since 2001 along with his wife, an actress, Rumi Sakakibara.   Q & A with Suzuki will follow the screening.  Following the director’s previous film “Toyo’s Camera,” which traced the experiences of Japanese American during World War II, this film uses archival footage and interviews with regiment members to reveal the 442nd’s little-known history.

During World War II, Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Infantry Regiment fought not only the enemy but also prejudice and racial discrimination in the U.S.
Theirs was an ironic situation, fighting for a country that had branded them as enemies. But these young men bravely volunteered and proven their loyalty as patriotic Americans. By the end of the war, the 442nd had become one of the most decorated regiments for its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. military.

Following the director’s previous film “Toyo’s Camera,” which traced the experiences of Japanese American during World War II, this film uses archival footage and interviews with regiment members to reveal the 442nd’s little-known history.

This screening is co-sponsored by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Department of Asian American Studies.
Light refreshment will be served. RSVP to Toshie Marra by email [email protected] or call (310) 825-2765.  The Library is located on the North campus  area and closest visitor parking is  lot 3 or 4.  The parking is available for $10 per day.