DVD Citizen Tanouye

Winner of the prestigious 2005 “Chris Award” (High School & College Category), the 2006 “Accolade”-Award of Excellence-Documentary and the 2007 “Telly”-Silver Statuette, CITIZEN TANOUYE uniquely brings history to life for eight ethnically diverse Torrance, CA high school students through their research of THS alumnus Tech Sgt Ted Tanouye and the impact the war had on their city, while drawing attention to the civil rights abuses of WWII era America.

While serving as a member of the renowned 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Tanouye's family was incarcerated in “Relocation Camps” at Jerome and later Rohwer AR. Ted's action in battle would eventually earn him the Medal of Honor.

During their investigation of school yearbooks, newspapers, internet sites and insightful conversations with WWII veterans, the relevance of history is brought into focus as the students express their personal observations, draw parallels to their own lives and realize the affect that this experience will have on their future.