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Title Transcending [videorecording] : the Wat Misaka story / a film by Bruce Alan Johnson & Christine Toy Johnson.

Imprint [New York, N.Y.] : ReImagined World Entertainment, [2010], c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    796.323 Misaka,W TRA    Available
Description 1 videodisc (1 hr., 24 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 2010 release includes scenes added to the end credits, such as President Barack Obama's 2009 invitation of Wat Misaka to the White House, and Wat's 2009 return to center court at Madison Square Garden.
Summary "A documentary feature about Wat Misaka, the first person of color to be drafted into what is now the NBA by the 1947 Knicks--and how he got there. Overcoming the national political climate surrounding World War II, Wat was a star player for the University of Utah 1944 and 1947 national championship teams, taking 2 years off in between to serve in the U.S. Army. His perseverance and loyalty to his teammates, other Nisei friends (including those interned at Topaz), and his family are a testament to the unflappable Japanese American spirit."--Container.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation.
Language English dialogue, optional English or Japanese subtitles.
Subject Misaka, Wat.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Japanese Americans -- Sports.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Johnson, Bruce Alan.
Toy, Christine.
Standard No. 884501319928

 
    
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