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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

Never Forget

Directed by Lane Nishikawa

Local Film Showcase, Nisei Experience, WWII / USA / 2017 / documentary / 37 mins / English

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Plays In:
Film Block: Perspectives from WWII and the Korean War

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 26, 2018 5:00 pm


Never Forget focuses on the few remaining World War II Japanese American veterans of the 100th/442nd Regiment, U.S. Army, and their families.


GI Film Festival San Diego – Local Film Showcase Award

Best Documentary Short

Director's Bio

Lane Nishikawa has been in the film, television, and theatrical industries for over thirty years. His plays have toured throughout 75 cities across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. His films have premiered in over 18 film festivals, internationally, screened in over 25 cities across the U.S., broadcast on National PBS, SHOWTIME Television, Armed Forces Network, and distributed to over 15 countries worldwide. He was Artistic Director of the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco, a California 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, for ten seasons. He then formed Mission from Buddha Productions, a film production company, which he ran for 14 years. His new company, West River Productions, is currently in production with a new educational documentary film, Our Lost Years.

Lane has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, C.S.U. Monterey Bay and the University of Hawaii, Maui Campus. He has been published in Time To Greez: Incantations From The Third World, Ayumi: The Japanese American Anthology, Bridge Magazine, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Gidra, and most recently, his first novel, Give Me Strength (Ikiru Yuuki). He has received numerous awards including, ABC Television – Profiles in Excellence, the National Endowment of the arts, the National Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the Harvard Foundation, the White House Millennium Council, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund, the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, and most recently, the National Park Service – Japanese American Confinement Sites Program. Lane currently sits on the advisory board of the San Diego JACL, and served on the advisory boards of the Pacific Arts Movement, and the Go for Broke National Educational Foundation.


  1. Unforgotten

    Darrin Dick / Bridging Generations, Korean War / USA / 2016 / documentary / 46 mins
    Filmmaker Darrin Dick, goes on a discovery to uncover the story of his veteran grandfather, Harold Bauer. During an interview with his grandson and trip to the Korean War Memorial in DC, Harold opens up about his faith, family and memories from the “almost” Forgotten Korean War that he’s never told anybody before.

    Preceded by: Never Forget

Plays in

  1. Film Block: WWII & Korean War Perspectives

    Healing, Bridging Generations, Korean War, Nisei Experience, WWII
    Explore the individual stories of our WWII and Korean War heroes.

    In This Program: Never Forget, Unforgotten

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Dates & Times

Plays In:
Film Block: Perspectives from WWII and the Korean War

Museum of Photographic Arts
September 26, 2018 5:00 pm