HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Hawaii residents got a special treat honoring a tragic day in their history, over 70 years ago.
At the Mid Pacific Institute's Bakken Auditorium Hawaii audiences enjoyed a special screening of the Pearl Harbor based movie, Under the Blood Red Sun. Audiences joined the film's cast and Director Tim Savage for the special engagement.
The movie was adapted from the popular novel with the same name which follows the life of Tomi, a young boy in Hawaii who is greatly affected following the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Due to their Japanese heritage, Tomi's father is arrested and forced into an internment camp while his mother is fired from her job. Tomi, who is only 13, is forced into becoming the "man of the family."
Director Tim Savage was excited to share his work with the people who truly helped make the film possible. To give the movie true authenticity, Under the Blood Red Sun filled its cast with local talent.
"We're very excited to share the movie with our Hawaii audiences, may of whom have family members whose lives were greatly affected by the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sharing this story is a way of honoring those who endured through those difficult times," Savage said.Copyright 2014 Hawaii New Now. All Rights Reserved.