"Defining Courage" is a gripping and emotional journey into the legacy of the Nisei Soldier, a segregated combat team of Japanese Americans considered the greatest fighting unit in American military history, yet most have never heard of them. Join filmmaker and ABC7 News Anchor David Ono, and world-renowned composer David Benoit, as they immerse you into the horrifying yet uplifting world of these heroes who fought prejudice at home and the enemy abroad. You’ll fly onto the World War II battlefields in Italy, France, Germany, and Japan, in an immersive, multimedia presentation that includes stunning cinematic photography, live music, historic film, and interviews. This masterpiece of innovative storytelling allows you to see, hear, and especially, feel their incredible heroics. This is not a history lesson. It’s a demonstration of inner strength as we all go forward and deal with our own search for courage in today’s world.
*Notice: COVID safety protocols are observed per the L.A. County Health Department. Face masks will be required and enforced inside the Aratani Theatre.