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09-25-2002, 03:58 PM
The producers of a film on the Filipino regiments that helped liberate the Philippines during World War II are looking for members of the regiments to attend the film's world premiere here in November.

"An Untold Triumph: The Story of the 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments" is a documentary produced for PBS by filmmakers Stephanie Castillo of Honolulu and Noel Izon of Washington, D.C.

The premiere is set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Concert Hall, as part of the Hawaii International Film Festival.

About 300 of the 7,000 regimental members came from Hawai'i, Castillo said, and the survivors are being sought to attend the premiere and a reception in their honor. Widows of the men or their families also are invited to contact the filmmakers.

"An Untold Triumph," now undergoing final editing, is narrated by actor Lou Diamond Phillips, who is part Filipino. The film, a project seven years in the making, will tour Neighbor Islands during the film festival, starting Nov. 10.

Screenings are set for Nov. 17 in Sacramento and Jan. 30 at the Smithsonian Institution.

PBS has not yet determined which of its series will showcase the documentary, Castillo said, but producers anticipate it will be televised sometime next spring.

Regimental members, most of them teens at the time they were drafted or volunteered, received basic training at Schofield Barracks or on the Mainland before being assigned to assist Gen. Douglas MacArthur in retaking the Philippines from the Japanese.

Members or their family members can contact project adviser Domingo Los Banos of Pearl City, 456-2329, or by e-mail: [email protected]


09-26-2002, 07:01 AM
i just sent an email to all my friends and family about this...

...i cant wait to see this too

09-26-2002, 07:38 AM
very cool. thank you, kv3.

05-29-2005, 12:18 PM

HONOLULU/WASHINGTON D.C. - The filmmakers of the award-winning
documentary, AN UNTOLD TRIUMPH, which tells the story of the U.S.
Army's 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments, have just received
word that PBS has accepted the film for its national primetime

PBS has scheduled the documentary to air on Memorial Day, May 30,
2005 at 10:00 PM following a repeat broadcast of the American
Experience program "Bataan Rescue." AN UNTOLD TRIUMPH includes a
retelling of the Bataan Death March from the Filipino soldier's


its showing at 9pm here.

06-03-2005, 06:52 AM
so how was it? we don't have cable at home =(

06-03-2005, 07:09 AM
aw, i wanna see this. are they planning on rebroadcasting it? i heard it showed some filipino martial arts in it and how it was used during the war.

06-03-2005, 09:02 AM
oh darn it... i just noticed it said "pbs"... i could have seen it if i even had the television on. =(

was anyone able to tape this at all?

06-03-2005, 11:10 AM
i wasn't home for it...

its playing again on june 5th at 3pm locally. i'll record it this time.