Film & Discussion: An Untold Triumph
Even though they endured a racist pre-war climate and weren't even considered U.S. citizens, Filipinos in America rallied to join the American war effort after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1942, an executive order was signed which allowed Filipinos to join the U.S. Army and form a volunteer all-Filipino unit. These troops proved to be an indispensable force in freeing the Philippines from the Japanese, and ultimately, in winning World War II.
This award winning film documents and honors the 7,000 men of the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments of the U.S. Army who fought in WWII. Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips, An Untold Triumph imparts personal accounts of the soldiers' contributions and sacrifices during the war.
This film is cosponsored by the UM Community Scholars Program. Discussions will be led by the MCSP faculty and students, and by guest speakers. Please join us Thursday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Downtown library, multi-purpose room.