An Open Door

Jewish Rescue in the Philippines

Copyright 2011 Noel M. Izon

An Untold Triumph


During World War II, 7,00 Filipino Americans volunteered their services to the U.S. Army and helped liberate their homeland from Japanese occupation. The story is captured through the voices of the veterans themselves- only half of whom are still alive today- and delivers touching personal accounts of the men's contributions and sacrfices during the war. Despite the fact that they endured bleak, racist prewar climate and were not even considered U.S. citizens, these individuals rallied to join the war effort and cement their rightful place in American history. This feature-length documentary had a national PBS premiere in May 2005, reaching nearly two million households in its maiden broadcast.


Choc'late Soldiers


Premiered to a standing-room-only audience at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Gallery of Art as a work- in- progress on November 10, 2009. Currently, it is being considered by several broadcast outlets for national and international distribution.