MIS Human Secret Weapon (DVD)

Item # 040069.

A secret unit of the U.S. Army during World War II, the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) was mostly comprised of Nisei, second generation Japanese Americans; these military men pledged absolute allegiance to the United States at a time when most were facing social and political inequalities. Braving the many prejudices brought against them, Nisei soldiers of the MIS had to fight against Japan, their parents' homeland, and prove their patriotism to the country that had caged their families in the concentration camps. Despite their contributions and achievements during the war, information regarding the MIS remained top secret and classified by the government until Executive Order 11652 was issued in 1972, which began the official process of declassifying documents of national security information and materials.

This film explores how the MIS contributed to America's victory and to Japan's recovery after World War II ended. This is the third and final installment of the trilogy by Junichi Suzuki centered on Japanese American history during WWII, following "Toyo's Camera - Japanese American History during WWII" (2008) and "442: Live with Honor, Die with Dignity" (2010)

Running time: 100 min.

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