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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Using the film, History, Social Studies, and Ethnic Studies teachers will be able to cover this vital history, as well as intensify their curriculum to discuss Cultural Identity and Differences, Cultural and Ethnic Prejudice, Friendship, Courage, Integrity, Honor, and Duty.

Help bring this landmark film to schools in Hawaii! With your generous sponsorship, copies of Go For Broke: A 442 Origins Story will be provided to educators, allowing them to teach this vital part of our island history and also rekindle the true spirit of our island culture. Sponsorship of schools begins at $1000 and will include a Special Edition DVD, copies of the original Journey of Heroes manga, and curriculum guides.

For more information, please download the Educational Sponsorship material HERE.