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Citizen Tanouye   -  Discontinued

Citizen Tanouye

Item Number:
58 min.
Closed Caption:
WGBH Boston Video
Grade Level:
7 - 12
Eight ethnically diverse students from Torrance, California bring history to life as they research Technical Sergeant Ted Tanouye, a graduate of their school who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in WWII. Through their research of Citizen Tanouye, the students not only discover the impact the war had on their city, but also draw attention to the civil rights abuses of WWII-era America.

A popular, well-rounded student, Tanouye graduated from Torrance High School in 1938, and made a name for himself in the local community. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he went to serve his country as a member of the renowned 442nd Regimental Combat Team; while his family had to pack up their lives to be moved to a relocation camp-the internment camps for the Japanese Americans.

During their investigation of school yearbooks, newspapers, museums, internet sites and insightful conversations with WWII veterans, the relevance of history is brought into focus as the students express their personal observations, draw parallels to their own lives and realize the effect that this experience will have on their future.

Winner, the Chris Award, 2005 Columbus International Film and Video Festival. Citizen Tanouye was an official selection of the 2005 International Family Film Festival, 2006 Newport Beach Film Festival and the 2007 Sprockets - Toronto International Film Festival.

Special DVD features include: bonus and deleted scenes, including the Medal of Honor Ceremony and the dedication of the Ted Tanouye Memorial; movie trailer; hidden feature; scene selection; closed captions and English subtitles.

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