Sailing for Madagascar

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Sailing for Madagascar is a 2005 short film, written and directed by Tom Oesch, and starring Aimee Teegarden. The film deals with the racial tensions growing in the United States during World War II. The film is also known for its beautiful score by composer Sasha Ivanov.

Sailing for Madagascar won at the "47th Rochester International Film Festival".

Plot[edit | edit source]

In the winter of 1941, the attack on Pearl Harbor throws the United States into a turmoil of paranoia and racism. In the midst of it all, young Bette Warren (Aimee Teegarden) is uprooted to Los Angeles with her father, an injured war hero, and her older brother, a young upstart lost in the shadows of his father's military past. Bette quickly finds solace in Scott, the orphaned grandson of her Japanese neighbor. With all the innocence of youth the pair share a common dream of a world untouched by war and hatred. What they could not dream of is the awful reality that awaits them upon discovery of their friendship, and the inevitable pain of innocence lost.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor Role
Aimee Teegarden Bette Warren
Brandon Scott Scott Shimada
Bruce Robert Cole Phil Warren
Michael Yama Henry Shimada
Mark R. Gerson Dan Warren
Christian Margetson Billy
J.R. Mangels Joe
Frederik Hamel Timothy

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