PREMIERE MOVIE SHOWING DECEMBER 13, 2020 OF CHINESE AMERICAN WW II VETERANS IN BURMA WAR
PREMIERE SHOWING OF FILM ON CHINESE AMERICAN WWII VETERANS OF THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATRE
Ding Ding TV is proudly sponsoring OUR STORY OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE – CHINESE AMERICAN WWII VETERANS OF THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATRE, presented by CHINESE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROJECT (CHCP) as an educational documentary of an untold story of Chinese American World War II veterans tomorrow. the film will be shown in its one-time-only premiere showing SUNDAY DECEMBER 13 1:30 PM PST for the public to see. Registration is required for this special webinar viewing presented by the CHCP.
BY Gerrye Wong December 12, 2020
The CHINESE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PROJECT (CHCP)is proudly presenting its educational documentary of an untold story of Chinese American World War II veterans tomorrow. Titled OUR STORY OF WAR AND REMEMBRANCE – CHINESE AMERICAN WWII VETERANS OF THE CHINA-BURMA-INDIA THEATRE, the film will be shown in its one-time only premiere showing SUNDAY DECEMBER 13 1:30 PM PST for the public to see. Registration is required for this special webinar viewing presented by the CHCP.
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This special webinar showing of the film will happen on Dec 13, 2020, 1:30 – 3:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
For a preview – here is the link to the trailer to whet your appetite to see the full movie on Sunday. Here is a link to the trailer https://vimeo.com/463279565/db834ac1a9
The film captures the war stories of four local San Francisco Bay Area Chinese American WWII Veterans who served in the China-India-Burma Theatre while the War in the Pacific raged around them as they served to protect China from further invasion by the Japanese Empire. They faced danger with honor despite the fact that the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 denied U.S. citizenship to 40% of all those who served in the military. Three of the four featured veterans tell of their personal experiences, while the fourth veteran’s story is told by his daughter. These aging veterans, once green recruits, represent the majority of Chinese Americans in the U.S. who enlisted or were drafted into the armed forces. Returning as seasoned veterans, they helped to change the legislation that restricted entry into the United States, thus opening up opportunities for future generations.
As produced by the CHCP, this documentary film will be donated to every Santa Clara County public high school in the area together with a teacher’s guide to encourage U.S. history teachers to educate their students on this untold story of World War II involvement. It has been a three year project, sponsored by the CHCP, in continuing its mission to educate the public on contributions Chinese Americans have and continue to make to the proud history of America.
The public is welcomed to enjoy the premiere viewing of this documentary film to hear from the local veterans on the film and in a post-film Q and A session their personal experiences serving their country during WWII . Their unique experiences with the Flying Tigers units is a thrilling story of bravery and dedication during harsh realities of war.