BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.975@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060617T000000Z DTEND:20060617T000000Z DESCRIPTION:‘CITIZEN TANOUYE’ DOCUMENTARY THAT FOLLOWS STUDENTS\nAS THE Y UNCOVER STORY OF JA MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDEE\nTO BE SCREENED AT NATIONAL M USEUM ON SATURDAY\, JUNE 17\n\nLOS ANGELES.—“Citizen Tanouye”\, the award-winning documentary about a group of high school students discoverin g the story of a Japanese American soldier who was awarded the Medal of Ho nor over 50 years after his death\, will be screened on Saturday\, June 17 \, beginning at 2 p.m.\, in the Democracy Forum of the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy\, adjacent to the Japanese American Nationa l Museum in Little Tokyo.\n\nThe students and Ted Tanouye both attended To rrance High School\, but over six decades apart. Tanouye and his family\, along with 120\,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry\, were unconstitutional ly incarcerated by the U.S. government during World War II. The Tanouye fa mily was imprisoned in the government-run Jerome\, Arkansas camp. Ted and his brother Isao “Easy” Inouye both wound up joining the famed Japanes e American 442nd Regimental Combat Team and fighting in Europe.\n\nTechnic al Sergeant Inouye’s heroic actions on Hill 140 in Italy cost him his li fe and his story was little remembered except by his family and his comrad es. However\, in 2000\, upon review by the Department of Defense of the wa r records of Asian Pacific American soldiers\, President Clinton presented over 20 Medals of Honor\, mostly to Japanese American soldiers and their families\, for actions “above and beyond the call of duty.”\n\nIn 2004 \, the Ted Tanouye Memorial was dedicated in Torrance. This inspired eight Torrance High School students\, part of the graduating class of 2005\, to find out more about the Medal of Honor winner who attended their high sch ool so many years ago. The students\, Nicole Adachi\, Alex Begovich\, Kath y Choi\, Tim Froehlig\, Talayeh Haghighi\, Billy Kim\, Heather McIlvaine\, and Katie Webb\, set out uncover the story of Ted Tanouye. By researching school yearbooks from Jerome and interviewing his brother Isao\, his form er classmates and fellow soldiers\, the students begin to piece together t he story of a young Japanese American who earned his nation’s highest mi litary honor.\n\nThe documentary\, created by Robert Horsting and Craig Ya hata\, follows the journey of the students. “Citizen Tanouye” was name d Best Feature Documentary by the 2005 International Family Film Festival and received the Chris Award from the 2005 Columbus International Film & V ideo Festival. It also earned Audience Awards from the 2005 San Diego Inte rnational Children’s Film Festival and the 2005 Zion Independent Film Fe stival. More information on the film is available at <a href="http://www.c itizentanouye.com/">www.citizentanouye.com</a>.\n\nThe screening is free t o National Museum members or with admission to the Museum. A discussion wi ll follow the screening. For more information\, call the <a href="http://w ww.janm.org">Japanese American National Museum</a> at (213) 625-0414. \n SUMMARY:'Citizen Tanouye" Documentary to Screen June 17 at Japanese America n National Museum URL:/en/events/2006/06/17/citizen-tanouye-documentary-to-screen-june-17-at- j/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR