This film includes in-depth interviews with Wat and his family, teammates from his championship teams (including All-American star Arnie Ferrin of the Minneapolis Lakers), sports authorities, and many others who continue to look up to Wat as a personal hero. The inspiring film also features video clips from his 1944 and 1947 college games, rare footage from a visit to the Topaz Internment Camp, and countless photos from his triumphant career.
Featuring an original score by Scot Stafford, this film won the "Gold Kahuna Award" from the Honolulu International Film Festival (2009), was selected as the centerpiece film of Rights Fest (2012), and was chosen an official selection of the Chicago Asian Showcase (2010), San Diego Asian Film Festival (2009), and Carmel Art and Film (2009).
This screening will be the West Coast premiere of the new director-narrated version of the film. Award-winning co-directors Bruce Johnson and Christine Toy Johnson will be present to discuss the making of the movie and its exciting journey.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. The free screening is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and no tickets or reservations are necessary. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
—City of South Pasadena