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Visas and virtue

Author: Chris TashimaSusan FukudaDiana GeorgerLawrence CraigTim ToyamaAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles : Cedar Grove Productions, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adapted from a fact-based play, Consul General Chiune Sugihara defies his own government and risks his career by issuing life-saving transit visas to Jewish refugees outside the Japanese Embassy in Lithuania.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: Chiune Sugihara
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Tashima; Susan Fukuda; Diana Georger; Lawrence Craig; Tim Toyama; Cedar Grove Productions.; Visual Communications/Asian American Studies Central.
ISBN: 0966739205 9780966739206
OCLC Number: 39643036
Notes: Based on the play by Tim Toyama.
Credits: Director of photography, Hiro Narita ; editor, Irvin Paik ; music, Scott Nagatani.
Cast: Chris Tashima, Susan Fukuda, Diana Georger, Lawrence Craig.
Performer(s): Narrator, Shizuko Hoshi.
Awards: Academy Award winner for Best Live Action Short, 1997.
Description: 1 videocassette (26 min.) : b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Visual Communications ; a Cedar Grove production ; directed by Chris Tashima ; produced by Chris Donahue ; executive producer, Tim Toyama ; screenplay by Chris Tashima & Tom Donaldson.

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Adapted from a fact-based play, Consul General Chiune Sugihara defies his own government and risks his career by issuing life-saving transit visas to Jewish refugees outside the Japanese Embassy in Lithuania.

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Gratitude to the filmmakers for bringing to light the story of an authentic, selfless Holocaust hero is, regrettably, attenuated somewhat by the manner in which they've chosen to tell the story. The time is Spring 1940. Japan is still officially neutral as World War II lurches bloodily on. And in...
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