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Cineculture: Under the Blood Red Sun (2014)

Fresno State-Peter’s Education Center Auditorium
2650 E. Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93710

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Film Screenings Fridays 5:30 p.m. Peters Education Center Auditorium (West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building).  All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays. 

Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at mhusain@csufresno.edu

Discussant: Chris Tashima (Actor featured in the film)

December 7, 1941 – Tomikazu “Tomi” Nakaji and his best friend Billy Davis are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when Japan launches a surprise attack on the US at Pearl Harbor. As Tomi looks up at the sky and recognizes the blood-red sun emblem on the fighter planes, he knows that his life has changed forever. Torn between his love of all things American and the Japanese traditional ways of his parents and grandfather, Tomi is frightened and feels ashamed of his native country. His friendship with Billy is soon tested as prejudice divides their island community. He must find the courage to stand up to a neighborhood bully, while protecting his family’s honor and its katana, a century-old samurai sword. He is soon forced to become the man of the family to care for his Mama and sister after his Papa (Chris Tashima) is arrested and taken away to an internment camp. Adapted from Graham Salisbury’s 1995 historical novel and directed by Tim Savage, Under the Blood Red Sun, is an unforgettable story (based on actual events) of friendship, courage & survival. 99 minutes. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8GTeSGdRE8

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