Item # 210410.
Written, produced, and directed by Tom Coffman. (2006)
With war fears rising, a Council for Inter-racial Unity was organized in Honolulu in 1939 in support of Hawaii's large Japanese-ancestry community. On December 7, 1941(the attack on Pearl Harbor), they sprang into action. Where 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were relocated from the West Coast and interned, a behind-the-scenes battle for justice and equality--reaching as far as the White House--set Hawaii on a different course.
The First Battle portrays people working together under extreme stress against great odds.
Running time: 60 min.