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2023 David Ono's Defining Courage (An Immersive Experience Daring Us To Live Courageously, Stories That Will Inspire You) San Jose, Japantown, CANEW

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2023 David Ono's Defining Courage (An Immersive Experience Daring Us To Live Courageously, Stories That Will Inspire You) San Jose, Japantown, CA
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Date: Sunday, 22 October, 2023       Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo de San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 924-8501
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"Defining Courage" - The Northern California Debut Performance!. Experience the live documentary immersive experience of the American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who compromised the 100th/442nd/MIS/522nd, written and narrated by David Ono.

Follow the stories that immerse you into the stories of these heroes who fought not only the enemies abroad, but prejudice at home, and becoming most decorated US soldiers of WW2.

About Defining Courage
Defining Courage is a journey into the legacy of the Nisei Soldier, Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in the segregated military units of the 100th IB, 442nd RCT, MIS, and 522nd FAB. Considered the greatest fighting units in American military history, most have never heard their extraordinary stories.

Join Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Jeff MacIntyre and ABC7-Los Angeles News Anchor David Ono, as they immerse you into the tragic, yet uplifting world of these heroes who fought prejudice at home and the enemy abroad.

You’ll fly over World War II battlefields in Italy, France, Japan, and Germany, in an unforgettable live Docu-Theatre Experience that includes: Stunning Cinematography, Live Music & Choir, Historic Film and Eyewitness Interviews.

Courageous Stories That Will Inspire You
See, Hear, and Experience their incredible heroics through this piece of innovative storytelling. Far from a history lesson, it is a testament to inner strength, one that inspires us in our search for courage in today’s world.

2 Shows
October 22, 2023

Show Times
1) 3:00 pm Show
2) 6:00 pm Show

Tickets (2 Shows)

"Defining Courage" is presented by Story Boldly, the Japanese American National Museum, Outside In Theatre, and local partners, the Japanese American Citizens League, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, the Japantown Community Congress of San Jose, the National Japanese American History Society, US-Japan Council and Yu-Ai Kai. 

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