December 7, 1941 is a day that lives in infamy. Early that morning, 350 Japanese torpedo planes, high––-level bombers and zero fighters launched an all-out attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
PEARL HARBOR: SEVEN VIEWS OF DEFIANCE depicts the incredible events of that surprise attack and its horrifying aftermath using the best footage from that historical day.
Viewers will experience . . . dive bombers zeroing in on the USS Arizona which was on fire for days and resulted in casualties of over a thousand men . . . the calculated explosions that ignited the harbor . . . the strafing attacks on the airbase Hickman Field leaving most of the U.S. aircraft in burning ruins . . . the massive destruction in Honolulu itself caused by friendly fire . . . anti-aircraft batteries that downed Japanese planes . . .
But the real story of Pearl Harbor will be told by seven of its survivors. Experience an emotional timeline of what they saw, what they heard, and what they felt:
Army Lieutenant Steve Weiner captured the first Japanese P.O.W. and coerced him to talk when his only wish was to be killed in a dignified manner . . .
Leon Kolb, a sailor who survived the torpedo and bombing attacks on board the USS Oklahoma, which suffered ten strikes before capsizing . . .
Taisuke Maruyama, a young Japanese pilot who believed in everything he was doing for his country and the superiority of the Japanese forces . . .
Harriet Holmes, a Navy nurse at Flagler hospital who treated the endless stream of the incoming wounded amidst the pandemonium . . .
Clara Jo Mazzeo, a High School student who danced with the Navy band entertaining the crew the night before, only to see those men as casualties the next day. .
Don Seki, a Japanese American plagued by racism who wanted to avenge his adopted nation . . .
Henry Thedinga, a civilian worker who mistook strafing planes for just another U.S. aerial maneuver, until he realized that the track of bullets was directed toward him . . .
Live the action and the emotion of what happened on that fateful day.