In 1941 Filipino forces were conscripted into the U.S. Army. During WWII 260,000 Filipino troops fought, falling at seven times the rate of their American counterparts. After their service, Congress declared the forces to be on inactive duty to cut costs, denying promised benefits to Filipino men and women. Today, tens of thousands of veterans remain unacknowledged. Through interviews with veterans, their families, legal, military and legislative advocates, archival footage, and 3D animation of newly resurfaced WWII art, the “Legacy of the Fighting Filipinos” is rediscovered with a bid to repeal the 1946 Act of Congress as unconstitutional. This film is the directorial debut of TS Botkin, Co-Producer of the award-winning documentary films Her Turf (2018) and Mary Janes: The Women of Weed (2017).

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