Our trip home was not without its kinks. Just before the expected departure time of our plane out of Cody, Wyoming to Denver, Colorado, weather insanity struck: snow, hail, and finally, a downpour of rain. All within fifteen minutes. A fifteen minute setback doesn’t seem like much — until everyone misses their connecting flight in [...]
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Today: final interviews with Hiro and Cappe about the camp as well as the filming process. This is the final day of shooting, and we got the best interviews yet. A lot of the questions we had really wondered about the internment camps, the emotions associated with it, and its affect on the Japanese-American identity [...]
Today: old buildings, trestle, root cellar, and model airplanes. Got a personalized tour around the camp — including the Shoshone River, the hospital, and the former administration building. Filming is wrapping up and stresses are winding down — definitely a worthwhile and enlightening experience that we hope to share with everyone. Also: ribs and mushrooms!
Today: the Interpretive Learning Center, tours, panel discussions, museum designs, internment artifacts, and former Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta. A good day for the Japanese-American identity, the role of future generations in passing it along, and the importance of factual research — all a part of the ILC! Also: beef and snow peas at the [...]
Today: Heart Mountain, empty barracks, ghostly wasteland, informal tours of the campsite, dirt, and bugs. Wyoming is quite the quiet place. This can be nice in some instances (ex: cow pastures), and eerie in others (ex: dilapidated hospitals for former internees). Tomorrow we’re off to get a more formalized tour of the site, and grab [...]
Today: San Jose, CA — San Francisco, CA — Denver, CO — Cody, WY. Lots of planin’, but no complainin’. Filming of Heart Mountain within the next couple of days. Get ready, folks. Also: sandwiches and donut holes!
Today: camp logistics, War Relocation Authority, and photo albums. Also: Korean food for dinner! (It’s blurry because it’s artsy. Or vice versa?)
One thing film school has taught us is how to be thrifty. Need lights? Use a Japanese lantern. No c-stand? Tape the light to the ceiling. Bad tape? Use a pair of chopsticks and wedge it in between some books on the shelf and pray that it holds up for the next thirty minutes. Aside [...]