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Transcending: The Wat Misaka Story (DVD)
Item No.: 40042


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Directed by Bruce Alan Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson

A documentary feature about Wat Misaka, the first person of color to be drafted by the 1947 Knicks, into what is now the NBA. Overcoming the national political climate after World War II, Wat was a star player for the University of Utah 1944 and 1947. national championship teams, taking two years off in between to serve in the U.S. Army. His perseverance and loyalty to his teammates, other Nisei friends (including those interned at Topaz), and his family, are a testament to the unflappable Japanese American spirit.

Running time: 84 min.

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