Picks and Pans Review: Uncommon Courage
Though this documentary sometimes has an overly didactic tone, it tells an important, moving and deeply ironic story of World War II.
While their families were confined in internment camps by order of the U.S. government, thousands of second-generation Americans of Japanese ancestry joined the Army's Military Intelligence Service and operated in the Pacific as translators, interrogators and infiltrators. They used the Japanese language as an American weapon. The vets interviewed here speak proudly and candidly about the constant battle to prove their loyalty as they did their duty. This worthy film is a decoration they deserve.
Bottom Line: Serves honorably
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