Go For Broke: An Origin Story
Directed by Alexander Bocchieri
The bombing of Pearl Harbor is an event that Japanese and Japanese Americans will never forget. Americans of Japanese descent in the United States faced jarring discrimination and violence in their own country. During World War II, the 442nd Infantry Regiment and the 100th Infantry Battalion fought their way to greatness to become two of the most decorated military units in the United States. However, before the glory and recognition, the Japanese American men that made up these units had to first prove themselves to their own country.
Awarded Best Hawaiian Film of 2017 by the Hawaii Film Critic Society, GO FOR BROKE: AN ORIGIN STORY not only delves into the heartbreaking history of discrimination following Pearl Harbor, but also illustrates the inspiring and brave lives of the Japanese American men who proved themselves worthy to fight for their country. Based on the true lives of Japanese American war heroes in the 442nd and 100th infantries, the historically-situated film provides insight into a history that should never be forgotten.
— Marky Enriquez
Co-Presented by: Nichi Bei Foundation
Executive Producer: Stacey Hayashi
Writer: Stacey Hayashi
Producers: Dean Sensui, Anne Misawa
Cinematographers: Anthony Vallejo-Sanderson, Jeremy Snell
Editor: Aaron Yamamoto
Cast: Ban Daisuke, Michael Ng, Chad Yazawa, Cole Horibe, Kyle Kosaki