Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning news anchor and filmmaker David Ono will present his immersive new story about Japanese-American heroes of World War II in a creative immersive show on October 1.
It will be presented at the Aratani Theater in Los Angeles after debuting at the Asian American Journalists Association convention in July to enthusiastic audiences.
“Describing Defining Courage – Private Nisei is challenging, as David has pioneered a new way of telling the 100th/442nd/MIS stories that might be familiar to some, but in a thoroughly thrilling way,” wrote actress Tamlyn Tomita (Joy of Luck Club) in an email to AsAmNews. “In a theater before a live audience, David narrates live beautiful cinematography, historic footage, newly filmed footage and interviews, with a live orchestral choir and soloists, all combined to create an immersive journey and emotional that can only be experienced in the person.”
Ono, who has been anchored at KABC in Los Angeles since 1996, has made telling America’s story of Japan his passion. Along with producer/photographer Jeff MacIntyre, Ono has produced numerous award-winning films, including The Heart Mountain Legacy, American Heroes: Nisei Soldiers and Japan: one year later.
Ono has received 31 Emmys and 9 Edward R Murrow Awards. He has also been honored by the Asian American Journalists Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the LA Press Club.
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