Final Film Shooting at Aratani Theater in LA

                  PRODUCTION TEAM

Back row:  Sean Dolan, Videographer; Joe Fox, Director;

James Nubile, Director of Photograpy; Sam Katay, Theater Setting Director

Front Row:  Bekhah Richin; Production Assistant;

Marlene Shigekawa, Executive Producer; Linda Todd, Make-up.

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Production in Los Angeles

Filmmaker, Joe Fox, and cinematographer, Sean Dolan, traveled to Los Angeles in August 2014  to film Alan Nishio, whose family was incarcerated at the Manzanar confinement site. We visited him at his mother’s home.

Alan and Mom

 

Kickstarter Campaign

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With generous contributions from all our supporters, we have surpassed our Kickstarter goal and earned $10,603.  Thank you to all those who made a donation either through our Kickstarter campaign or by sending in a check.  We are truly thrilled.  This means we are well on our way to completing our film.  Currently, the expected release date is June 2015.  Stay tuned.

Filming a Family Reunion in Minnesota

Diana McCabe, a newspaper journalist in San Diego, California, organized a family reunion in Minnesota.  Joe Fox was present as Diana asked questions of here mother and all her relatives.

Remembering Mom

We were able to capture the stories of Misako Shigekawa before she passed away on October 31, 2012.  I feel deep gratitude for being able to hear her words as she shared her feelings about her incarceration experience.  I also was able to see how truly courageous she and other mothers were.

 

Interviewing in Los Angeles

The words of those who were or whose families were incarcerated will touch the hearts of all Americans .  It is such a privilege to bear witness to these revealing experience.  We are thankful for those who are brave and generous in spirit to share with us.

Manzanar Pilgrimage – April 2014

It was breathtaking to experience Taiko drumming as part of the opening ceremonies at the Manzanar Pilgrimage. Our filmmakers, Joe Fox and James Nubile, and I drove from Los Angeles and were exposed to the cold, bitter winds and couldn’t imagine how those incarcerated here could endure the cold in this remote, desolate place.