I am going to be slightly political about this by stating an obvious fact. Liberals and SJWs dominate Hollywood. The only reason I mention it is because with so many movies that have a left leaning agenda I am mystified that a movie about the Nisei has never been done. It has all the elements that Hollywood would love to push. A racist America that threw Americans into internment camps based off of their race, but the brave minority loves America so much that they fight for her anyway. They eventually become the most highly decorated Americans in US history.
Why has this movie not been made?
You can’t watch a mainstream movie any more w/o not so subtle left wing politics coming into it. This story line matches that agenda, and has the added benefit of being true; so why has it not been written? Are they just plain ignorant that it ever happened?
Other than ignorance the only thing I can come up with is that the Nisei didn’t ‘fight the system’, they adapted to it and that is where their heroism comes in. A story on Rosa Parks or Malcolm X is about how they had to fight the system and that is what makes them historic figures. Hell, Joe Frasier was a better boxer than Cashus Clay… but he was called an Uncle Tom, and Mohamad Ali was ‘the greatest of all time’ for evading the draft. They call him a hero for refusing to fight for his country.
I would love to see a movie made about the Nisei, and I think it is an injustice that their story is not better known. Outside boards like this I would guess 99% of Americans don’t even know who they were, and that is tragic when you consider those were the finest Americans this country has ever produced.