In 1942, Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita catapulted his seaplane off a submarine, flew over the Oregon coast, and became the only pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland during World War II. He never dreamed he would one day be invited back to the region, where he would begin a lifelong friendship with the people of a small Oregon town. “Samurai in the Oregon Sky,” created by director Ilana Sol of Portland, Oregon, chronicles how Mr. Fujita came to refer to his former target as his “second home.”
Screening time: Sunday, May 17th, 5:56-6:45, Shedd Institute Recital Hall
Length: 49 mins.
Language: English and Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Ilana Sol