DisOrient 2015 Centerpiece Film - Under the Blood Red Sun
Under the Blood Red Sun (2014) 98 min. - English, Japanese
Feature Documentary Directed by Tim Savage
Producer Dana Hankins, Author and Screenplay Graham Salisbury
Starring Chris Tashima, Kyler Ki Shim Sakamoto, Kalama Epstein, Dann Seki, Autumn Ogawa
A 13 year old Japanese boy faces monumental adversity in 1941 Hawaii, when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Tomi Nakaji's idyllic world in paradise is forever changed when Japan launches a sneak attack against the US, and all Japanese Americans are suddenly considered enemies of the state. Tomi's father, a fisherman, is arrested and taken to an internment camp; his partner is shot and killed. To make matters worse, the son of the wealthy caucasian family that employs and houses Tomi's family relentlessly bullies him. Tomi is torn between the strong Japanese cultural tradition of family honor and standing up for himself. This is a story of courage, honor, loyalty and friendship.
Q&A with Tim Savage, Dana Hankins, and Graham Salisbury immediately following the screening.
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