22 March 2009

Wings of Defeat

Chris MacGee recently published an amazing interview with Japanese-American director Risa Morimoto about her documentary Wings of Defeat, which premiered at the HotDocs festival in Toronto back in 2007. The film is about kamikaze pilots during the Pacific War with moving interviews with both pilots who trained as kamikazes but survived the war and Americans who witnessed and survived kamikaze attacks. It is high on my wish list of films to see. Those of you in North America can catch it on PBS on May 5th. It is also now available on DVD. Here is the trailer for the film, followed by a clip from the supplementary documentary following the reception of the film by American veterans.