An Untold Triumph
Documentary | 2005 | 55 mins | DVD
Lou Diamond Phillips
History, Personal Stories, War, Men, Racism
During World War II, 7,000 Filipino Americans volunteered their services to the U.S. Army and helped liberate their homeland from Japanese occupation. Director Noel M. Izon captures their stories through the voices of the veterans themselves – only half of whom are still alive today – and delivers touching personal accounts of the men’s contributions and sacrifices during the war. Despite the fact that they endured a bleak, racist prewar climate and were not even considered U.S. citizens, these individuals rallied to join the war effort and cement their rightful place in American history.
Now available on DVD with special features, including an interview with Lou Diamond Phillips.
“An emotionally compelling story, told through the quavering voices of the elder uncles who made it happen.”
- The Asian Reporter
“…puts into historical perspective the roles played by the 7,000 Filipino American soldiers in America’s victory over Japan in the Philippines.”
- San Francisco Chronicle
National PBS Broadcast