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Takei Documentary Wins Award

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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The George Takei documentary, To Be Takei, has won an award at the Fantasia International Film Festival.

The 18th Annual Fantasia International Film Festival was held earlier this month in Montreal, Canada.

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Kroot Was Inspired By Takei

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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Jennifer Kroot, the director of To Be Takei, decided to make the documentary about the actor after reading his autobiography.

“I couldn’t believe Mr. Sulu had been imprisoned by the U.S. government and then gone on to become so beloved,” she said. “I felt compelled to reach out to him.”

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To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.

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To Be Takei On DirecTV

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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George Takei’s documentary To Be Takei will debut on DirecTV on July 3 before being released to theaters.

To Be Takei chronicles Takei’s life; including his childhood in a World War II internment camp, his time on Star Trek, and his human rights work and Internet presence.

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Takei Documentary Sundance Premiere

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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George Takei‘s documentary, To Be Takei, will premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival.

To Be Takei chronicles Takei’s life; including his childhood in a World War II internment camp, his time on Star Trek, and his human rights work and Internet presence.

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