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Hito Hata: Raise the Banner
Producer: Visual Communications
1980
Color
90 minutes
US
English

Hito Hata: Raise the Banner

This poignant drama chronicles the contributions and hardships of Japanese Americans from the turn of the century to the late seventies. This history is told by Oda, a feisty Issei--one of the elderly bachelor laborers living in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Veteran actor/director Mako leads a veteran cast of Asian/Pacific American actors and actresses including Pat Morita, Sachiko and the East-West Players, in this first feature film made by and about Asian Americans.
Awards

• Gold Award, Houston International Festival
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