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Samurai in the Oregon Sky

"In 1942, Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita catapulted his seaplane off of a submarine, flew over the Oregon coast, and became the only pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland during WWII. 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 chronicles how Mr. Fujita came to refer to his former target as his “second home.”"


"Ilana Sol is a filmmaker and archival researcher living in Portland, Oregon. She has worked in the film industry for 20 years on a variety of independent, educational, and commercial projects. Her passion lies in documentary filmmaking, and she has enjoyed working on video exhibits for the Smithsonian and the Oregon Historical Society, and conducting archival research for films like THE WINDING STREAM and BIG JOY. Her first film ON PAPER WINGS won 7 awards and was included in an episode of NPR’s Radiolab. SAMURAI IN THE OREGON SKY is her second film."

Come see this film live at The Local January 16th.

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