Nitto releases two documentary films
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has produced two documentary films as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The films feature pioneers in their fields and will be shown inflight on All Nippon Airways (ANA) international flights Sept. 1 – Nov. 30, 2015.
“The World’s First Stewardess: Ellen Church, Flying Nurse” covers the life of the American woman who became the world’s first stewardess. How did a young woman born in the Midwestern state of Iowa come to take to the skies? Why did she nobly persist in an age when sexual discrimination reigned and women were still regarded as lower in stature? The 49-minute film is in English with Japanese voice-over.
“Brain Ball: The Legacy of the Vancouver Asahi” tells the story of the Vancouver Asahi Japanese-Canadian baseball team, formed a century ago. This film documents the unknown Asahi baseball team, and features treasured footage of the team’s members and people of that time. In order to overcome their larger Caucasian opponents, the Asahi employed a cunning strategy known as “Brain Ball” to outwit their opponents. Their baseball gave hope to the Japanese-Canadian community at a time when they were subject to discrimination and even attracted non-Japanese fans. The 44-minute film is in English with Japanese subtitles.
As one of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Nitto produces documentary films that introduce to as many people as possible the spirit of fortitude and effort of various historical leaders.