Wings of defeat

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  • Creator Edgewood Pictures presents ; director/producer, Risa Morimoto ; producer/writer, Linda Hoaglund
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication Widescreen format. [Harriman, N.Y.] : New Day Films, [2007] ©2007
  • Physical Details
    • 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
  • OCLC ocn259700968
  • Credits
    • Cinematographer, Francisco Aliwalas ; editor, Maya Stark ; animation, Jef Castro ; composer, Hekiro Matsuoka


  • "In Japan, WWII Kamikaze are still revered as self-sacrificing heroes. Internationally, they remain a potent symbol of fanaticism. Until now, few outsiders knew that many Kamikaze survived their suicide missions. The candid, heartbreaking testimony of surviving Kamikaze conveys the true depth of war's travesty. Sixty years later, these humble men tell us about the horrors of the cockpit, their dramatic survival and the survivors' guilt still haunting them" -- Container.


  • Originally produced as a documentary film in 2007.
  • Special feature: interview with historian John W. Dower (22 min.); animation storyboards; original trailer (3 min.); Japanese trailer (1 min.).
  • Teacher's guide (by Gary Mukai, c2008) includes essays, interviews, discussion questions and suggested activities.
  • DVD, NTSC region 1.
  • Predominantly in English. Some interviews in Japanese with English subtitles. Optional English subtitles throughout.
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