Documentary | 2003 | 86 mins | DVD
Director: Gayle K. Yamada
Uncommon Courage: Patriotism and Civil Liberties tells the story of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) during World War II and the Occupation of Japan. Thousands of MIS soldiers, primarily Japanese American, fought for the United States in the Pacific interrogating Japanese prisoners, translating documents, intercepting communications, and infiltrating enemy lines. Ironically, at the same time, many of their families back in America were locked behind barbed wire in isolated imprisonment camps, stripped of their civil rights.
A dramatic and moving personal saga, these soldiers showed Uncommon Courage as they fought to overcome fear, discrimination, and racial prejudice in the land of their birth.