Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. As U.S. firebombs incinerated Japan’s major cities and the country ran out of weapons and fuel, Japan’s military government refused to accept the reality of its defeat. Instead, they sent thousands of kamikaze pilots to targets nearly impossible to reach. Sixty years later, survivors in their eighties tell us about their training, their mindsets, their experiences in a kamikaze cockpit and what it meant to survive when thousands of their fellow pilots had died.
|Running Time:||89 min.|
|Subject(s):||Asian Studies, Conflicts, History, Military, War|
|Producer(s):||Risa Morimoto, Linda Hoaglund|
|Production Company:||Edgewood Pictures|