Director: Derek Quick Country: USA Genre: Drama Runtime: 15 m Block E Screening: TT Cinema 22.08 Time: 4-5.15pm
July 1944, An Asian American soldier Corporal Soo is thrown into a Nazi work camp on a farm in Germany as his family back home in America are forced into an American Japanese concentration camp in Manzanar California. The allied soldiers think Soo is a Japanese soldier and segregate him. Soo must fight to let go of the past in order to be set free.
Derek Quick is a Native American Film Director and U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard Veteran having served ten years before moving to Los Angeles to pursue Film making. Quick’s Film Kommando 1944 has premiered at Oscar Qualifying festival Short Shorts in Japan, and Cannes at the American Pavilion.