Go For Broke

Go For Broke

a 442 Origins Story


The Film

Fighting not only the Germans, but rampant racism at home in the US and in the military, the brave Japanese Americans in the 100/442nd went on to be the most decorated unit for their size and time in battle in U.S. History. On this, the 75th anniversary of the Japanese Incarceration during WWII, this timely movie explores the complex emotional framework that allowed these young men to serve their country while their families were incarcerated or lived under martial law all in a bid to prove their loyalty and "Americanness" to those who doubted it.


We Need Your Kokua


Jake Shimabukuro shares more about the upcoming film, GO FOR BROKE, about the origins of the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service. We still need your help to finish the film and bring it to the world.

We are striving to accurately tell the unknown stories of Hawaii's critical role in creating the brave men who would to help literally save the world from Fascism, and a production of this magnitude requires significant resources. Your help is needed now more than ever. With your generous financial support, we'll be able to complete this mission in time for the last remaining 100th / 442nd veterans to see their origin stories told. Please consider donating to this film today and help us spread the word.

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Stars Aligning

In addition to a diverse, Hawaii-based crew, we're fortunate to be joined by some amazing talent for key roles in Go For Broke, including Ban Daisuke (Kikaida), Pete Shinkoda (Daredevil), Cole Horibe (So You Think You Can Dance), and Oscar winner Chris Tashima (Under the Blood Red Sun).


World-renowned ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro joins film project Go For Broke

Jake Shimabukuro, who's frequently visited with 442nd veterans and spoken eloquently about the debt of gratitude we all feel for their sacrifices, has joined the film project and will be conducting a full, symphony recording of his iconic ukulele tune "Go For Broke," as part of the film's soundtrack.


“It's an origin story most of the world has never seen or heard.”