442 Nisei SoldiersDirected by Ryosuke Hoshiyama
Based on the experiences of second-generation Japanese-Americans, the film follows two “Nisei” soldiers fighting in France, navigating patriotism and identity while their families are detained in internment camps back home. As a Japanese filmmaker often struggling with my own identity, I wanted to dedicate this film to second generation members of the Asian diaspora and to share the exploration of these identities with the world. 442 is a film dedicated to a generation of Asian-Americans who sacrificed their lives for love and loyalty to their country.
Directed by Ryosuke Hoshiyama
Produced by Sam Chua, Charles Xiuzhi Dong
Written by Ryosuke Hoshiyama, Ellison Stanley
Director’s Bio: Ryosuke Hoshiyama (he/him) is a Japanese creative based in New York City. Born in Hong Kong and raised with a British education, Ryosuke’s international background has shaped a unique perspective in his development of the arts. As an alumni of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he is passionate about filmmaking and is currently producing exciting, impactful content and stories for brands such as McDonald’s, Jack Daniel’s, and BCW.
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