Los Angeles November 29, 2008

A SUCCESSFUL SHOOT

The Gila River crew was in Los Angeles to film the first three interviews with former Gila Internees, Ben Tonooka, Hy Shishino, and Shige Murikama. It was an emotional experience for all. Claire cried the moment she met Shige Murikama, who was one of her Grandmother’s first grade students.

Ben, Hy and Claire were thrilled to finally meet each other, there was lot’s of hugging and smiling.

Executive Producer Charles Class, was the driving force that made the entire day a success. Because of his complete professionalism, and staying one step ahead of a problem, made everyones job easier – especially Claire’s.

Director of Photography, Ben Ferrer, was brilliant! Claire looks forward to shooting the reenactments with him. Special thanks to the Asst. DP, Lamar. Tamika, Donna, and Mitzi – and to Hy, for a great dinner!!!

Los Angeles November 29, 2008

A SUCCESSFUL SHOOT

The Gila River crew was in Los Angeles to film the first three interviews with former Gila Internees, Ben Tonooka, Hy Shishino, and Shige Murikama. It was an emotional experience for all. Claire cried the moment she met Shige Murikama, who was one of her Grandmother’s first grade students.

Ben, Hy and Claire were thrilled to finally meet each other, there was lot’s of hugging and smiling.

Executive Producer Charles Class, was the driving force that made the entire day a success. Because of his complete professionalism, and staying one step ahead of a problem, made everyones job easier – especially Claire’s.

Director of Photography, Ben Ferrer, was brilliant! Claire looks forward to shooting the reenactments with him. Special thanks to the Asst. DP, Lamar. Tamika, Donna, and Mitzi – and to Hy, for a great dinner!!!

Mixer to speak at Day of Remembrance 2009

Claire Mix will be the keynote speaker at the Eugene Day of Remembrance 2009. The event will be held at the University of Oregon School of Law, February 21, 2009. The theme of the event is “Bearing Witness to Injustice – Empowerment by Example.”

February, 19, 1942 is the day President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which forced American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, into prison camps.

Claire will discuss the experiences of her Grandmother, and Mother, at Gila River.