Reel Nikkei Stories Project

Our friends at the JCCCNC are putting on a unique project, REEL NIKKEI STORIES, aiming to give young Japanese Americans the chance to interview and record on video the histories of their families. This is a great project that hopefully some of you can participate in to help preserve our community’s experience as well as your personal family history. More information on the project and their first meeting is below:

From Ali Kagawa, Programs Associate at the JCCCNC:

How much do you know about your family history?

REEL NIKKEI STORIES

Info Meeting & Training Preview

10:30am – 12:30pm, October 18, 2008

JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, San Francisco

FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome!

REEL NIKKEI STORIES is designed to empower young Nikkei with the confidence, training and tools to interview, video document and share the untold stories of living relatives before their oral family histories are lost forever.

Learn from professionals how to:

· Ask the right questions
· Properly video document oral histories
· Edit video
· Create and share a family legacy project

“If history becomes real to a person, it empowers them and lives through them and then can be passed on from generation to generation.”JCCCNC Executive Director Paul Osaki

We have a limited supply of video equipment available to lend to responsible participants. To reserve your space please contact Ali Kagawa at 415-567-5505, email akagawa@jcccnc.org Sponsored by: California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (CCLPEP); The Henry and Tomoye Takahashi Foundation; Best Buy

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