Rhode Island Based World War II Foundation’s Documentary Will Be Official Film for Pearl Harbor’s 75th Anniversary in Hawaii This December

“Remember Pearl Harbor” an 84-minute Documentary is Narrated by Hollywood Icon Tom Selleck and Premieres December 4th in World War II Hangar 79 on Ford Island in Pearl Harbor:

Kingston, RI-September 13, 2016 The Rhode Island based World War II Foundation, in cooperation with Tim Gray Media, will debut the documentary film Re- member Pearl Harbor, narrated by Tom Selleck (Magnum, P.I., Blue Bloods) on December 4th, 2016 on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor as part of this year’s official 75th anniversary ceremonies marking the December 7, 1941 attacks in Hawaii.
The documentary will be shown in front of over 1,300 people inside World War II Hangar 79, then air nationally on 125 PBS stations across the United States.

Also in attendance at the premiere in December will be the survivors of the USS Arizona, in addition to other Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans.

Remember Pearl Harbor focuses on the personal stories of those who were there and witnessed the start of World War II for America. Never before seen interviews and HD drone footage also are included in the 84-minute film.

The documentary features interviews with over 35 WWII veterans, Hawaiian citizens and even a rare interview with Mitsuo Fuchida, the leader of the Japanese air attack on December 7, 1941.

“Having Tom Selleck lend his voice to this project is very meaningful,” said Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation and the Director and Producer of Remember Pearl Harbor.

“Besides having a truly outstanding voice, Tom was a member of the National Guard when he was younger and obviously knows Honolulu and Pearl Harbor well from his days filming Magnum, P.I. in Hawaii,” Gray continued.

“Remember Pearl Harbor is our 17th documentary film on World War II and our most ambitious project to date in terms of the story, importance and its scope. It was the moment American was launched into World War II and Pearl Harbor still resonates today, especially this year with the 75th anniversary. It’s a huge honor for our foundation to be involved in the official 75th anniversary ceremonies,” Gray said.

Official 75th Anniversary Events Link: http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com/full-schedule-of-events

About the World War II Foundation:

The non-profit World War II Foundation, based in Kingston, Rhode Island, travels the world chronicling the personal stories of the veterans and survivors of World War II for a national audience on American Public Television (PBS).

As part of its educational mission, the WWII Foundation donates all its documentary films to American Public Television, schools and libraries, so that future generations understand the sacrifices made by the World War II generation.

WWII Foundation films rank in the top 5 of most requested programs by PBS affiliates nationally. WWII Foundation films have also begun to air in China, Australia, New Zealand, France and the United Kingdom.

The World War II Foundation has produced 17 documentary films to date, with 4 more in post-production. Over the years the foundation has won many national, international and regional awards for its work.

The foundation raises all its own money for its film projects and in 2012, also raised all the funds for and dedicated the 13-foot high Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France recognizing American leadership on D-Day. The statue can be found on the way to Utah Beach.

To date the WWII Foundation has filmed in France (11 times), Holland, Belgium, Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, England, Guadalcanal, the Solomon and Russell Islands, Pearl Harbor, Manila, Bataan, Corregidor and across the United States.

To learn more about the World War II Foundation and its initiatives to honor the men and women of WWII, please visit our homepage at www.wwiifoundation.org.

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