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for our forthcoming documentary and have put it here for you to watch. You will need a copy of RealPlayer
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To build on the momentum acquired by the Foundation, the next initiative is to produce
what will be the definitive documentary film history of the battle. Entitled "Against All
Odds", it is to be produced in collaboration with Public Interest Video, which has
produced a number of award-winning documentaries. Already produced are over sixteen hours of
outstanding footage filmed in Japan, at Pearl Harbor, and on the Midway Islands, together with
interviews of both American and Japanese Midway veterans.
In order to have a definitive documentary of this great Battle, there is a need
that it provide:
- comprehensive treatment and analysis,
- detailed coverage and interviews of the participants, and
- meticulous accuracy.
The IMMF proposes to air the documentary film on PBS, show the film in the proposed
War in the Pacific Museum, to the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, and to
colleges, schools and libraries throughout the country.
Used in this way, the film would send a powerful message stimulating the
youth of this Nation to honor and emulate the patriotism, bravery and devotion to duty
exemplified by the men of Midway. It would, thus, serve as a badly needed corrective to
standards and help overcome difficulties presently being experienced by all branches of the
military in attracting individuals to military service.
The projected cost of the film will be $285,000. The $25,000 already donated has
resulted in the completion of phase 1 of its production. The Foundation is actively engaged in
raising the remaining money needed to produce this special film. Its production has the full
support of the active duty U.S. Navy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Contributions over
$1,000.00 will be listed in the credits of the film. To find how to donate, click