Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart;
Americanism is not, and never was, a matter of race or ancestry.
– President Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 1, 1943
1944: Recruited from an internment camp for Japanese Americans, army linguist Rich Takahashi grapples with a key question. Why should he put his life at risk for an America that robbed him of his future, and his family and his sweetheart of their freedom? What makes an American, an American?