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You're never going to believe who asked Paul into the dance. Go on, guess. Tell him. Jimmy Burns. Jimmy. Can you believe it? I'm so excited. I mean, I knew he would ask me. It was only a matter of time. I can't believe he made it so long. I can't believe the dance is only two weeks away. Hey, girls. Helen's got eyes for the new boy. Hey, why don't you ask into the dance? Yeah. I don't even know his name. Ken. Anyhow, ladies don't ask men to dance. I asked Jack. Mary, I mean, so no. No. I mean, I didn't exactly say no. Hey, why aren't you going to work to ask you? I don't care much for one. He's too serious. Besides, if I decide to go to the dance with what's his name, he'll get to know me soon enough. Oh!
Tell me he's not working. Helen. He's not working. Hey, Helen. Did you break the locker? Thank you very much. I'll see you later. I don't see why you cater to her all the time. Why don't you just... I'll take it. Good heavens, these are small.
Papa. Come on, meet your heart. I suppose you don't have to do. Good to see you, Mrs. Carlin. Thank you. Bye for now. Oh, by the way, I have some extra dress material in Paul. That's always telling me how you're able to make wonderful things to wear for yourself from scraps. I'll bring them by sometime. How much do I owe you? Ten cents. Really? Well, I guess you being the only ones raising tomatoes in the winter you can charge all you can get. Well, I'll be sure to tell Paul after I stop by. Oh, come on, Sam. Hey!
What's up? Hey, make sure! Make sure you don't have to do anything. Come on, let's keep walking. Come on, let's keep walking. Wait here, I'm sure I'm going to get candy to ask me to the dare. What do you think of me? If you look at me, I'll think of you as a girl. That's why I'm going to get candy to ask you to give me candy. I'm sure everyone is going to get candy. I'm sure everyone is going to get candy to ask you to give me candy. I know you didn't know, Jeff. Come on, let's get it.
Come on, let's get it. Come on, let's get it. Come on, let's get it. 1941, a date which will live in infamy. The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan with the unbounding determination of our people. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God. Where's Helen? I don't know. Hey Ken. Was Warren's brother stationed in Hawaii? No, the Philippines. Japs at them, Matt, too. Yeah, you might have been killed.
Hey, did you hear that Mazazawa's father was picked up by the police last night? Yeah, they took in a lot of those Japanese fishermen and impounded their boats. Why? Because their spies. Really? Yeah. Why do you think that? Well, miss. Miss the bus. Where's Mr. Taylor? Did you know this was going to happen? What? The Japs attacking us. Of course not, how do I know? My God, it's an air raid. Close the door. Turn off the light.
Take the ground. What's going on? Nothing to worry about. They were just testing the sirens. Maybe she's a spy. It's not funny.
Have you ever noticed how people look at us when Helen's around? Have you been smoking cigarettes? Yeah. Can I have one? All right, just flush the last one down the toilet. Did you hear the news? Christmas dance isn't canceled after all. They've decided to make it a fundraiser. That's crazy. So I was thinking we should all go down to the harbor this weekend. That'll be fun. I can't. I have a lot to do. Sorry, Helen. I've got to go Christmas shopping with my mother on Saturday. Well, how about Sunday after church? I've got to work on my dress for the dance. Just because you're not going. I'm going. With who? With Ken. Ken Ryerson's taking you to the dance.
Well, he will. He keeps saying how Ken's going to take you. But if he hasn't asked you already, I don't think he's going to. I think it's because he's shy. Well, I think he's... Maybe you should ask him. Oh, no. That would be too unladylike. He's new. I'm sure he's just too shy to ask. Well, then it's up to you. I saw him in the library a little while ago. He was all alone. Why don't you ask him now? What's the matter, Helen? Getting yellow? I'm going to win this right now. It's not going to help your brother. Besides, you should stay in school. They just can't sit here for another six months when my brother's out there. Fighting. Listen, I'll see you after school. Hi, Ken.
Hi, Helen. Is Lauren's brother all right? He still hasn't heard from him. His family is concerned, but I don't know. It's not knowing one way or the other. That's the most frustrating. See you in history class. Ken, are you going to dance with anyone? No, I really haven't thought about it. Well, I know that because you're new, you probably feel uncomfortable asking anyone. So I was just wondering, if you were going to go, I'd be happy to attend with you. Well, I'd like to, but... I don't think it's a good idea for us to go together. I mean, with the war going on and everything, I just don't see the point. I'm going to dance. Well, they've decided to make it a fundraiser. The school's going to be buying more bonds with the money. It's very good cause.
Yeah, I know. But... Helen, I like you very much, but I can't. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry. You're not perfectly okay. God was soative, you trash! No, no, no, hey, stupid kid. Everyone! Eliza, I can do this! LAUGHTER That's great!
I'm so sleepy. I'm so sleepy. I'm so sleepy. I'm so sleepy. Daddy, we've got to move away from here. Where do you want to go?
Anywhere, this place is horrible. You think that by moving away, you can get rid of your problems. No, everywhere will be the same. It can't be. Nothing can be worse than this. But what can we do? This is our farm. I hate this farm. I hate everything about this place. Farming is the only thing I know. I am too old to do anything else. You're very young and there is much time for you to become anything you wish. But I am old and I am a farmer. So as we celebrate today's anniversary, we should remember that protecting the Constitution means protecting our heritage. Each and every one of us must do everything possible to ensure that our enemies are defeated
and that we remain a free and democratic society. Thank you. On this, the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, we find ourselves in the midst of fighting a Second World War. We are defending our human rights against those who do not believe in them. However, our most fearful enemy isn't located thousands of miles away. He and she are right here, ourselves. If we compromise the principles that the Bill of Rights guaranteed with one another here at home, then we are fighting a war that we've already lost. The Constitution becomes a useless piece.
Excuse me, Greg. Your father's here to take you on. Go on, Jennifer. The Constitution becomes a useless piece of paper if we ignore what it says. But we can't just ignore it. Not even during these difficult times because doing so is like throwing away everything we fought for. Everything that we believe. Governor Olson announced that the Tenant General John L.D. with Commander of the Fourth Army Corps area had requested cancellation of the Senate in a race meeting scheduled to open on December 31.
Governor Olson once again called for cooperation with the military concerned about the gathering of large crowds susceptible to sabotage. The FBI investigation of Japanese nationalist continues as California is becoming more and more vulnerable to Japanese population. When I was a little girl, I used to think Kathleen Island was Japan. In part of a way then. The one thing I didn't understand was why they always called it the land of the rising sun. They never even got near it. Ken and Warren are enlisting. Not they would. Ken asked me to the dance. That's wonderful, Jen.
I'm not going. What? The dance just doesn't matter. Of course it does. What are you talking about? I never really planned on going to the dance anyway. You should be the one to go. Jen, no. You know I go if things were different. But they're not. What's important is that you go. You have to. How can I with all this happened to you? Promise me you'll go. For me? Besides, who else is going to tell me about it? I don't know.
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Eagle Against the Sun
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Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, California)
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Program Description
Focuses on a 17-year-old Nisei girl whose typical American teenage life is dramatically disrupted by the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath.
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Asset type
World War, 1939-1945; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941; High school students
Media type
Moving Image
Actor: Inouye, Lisa
Director: Akahoshi, John
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Center for Asian American Media
Identifier: cpb-aacip-6f11b5bfb63 (Filename)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Dubmaster
Duration: 00:27:57;00
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Chicago: “Eagle Against the Sun,” 1992, Center for Asian American Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 21, 2024,
MLA: “Eagle Against the Sun.” 1992. Center for Asian American Media, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 21, 2024. <>.
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