By Lisa Matsumoto, Public Relations & Communications Intern
Users and visitors alike joined FEW’s monthly fulfilling on June 8th to listen to the storyline of Japanese war brides, an account usually overlooked and untold. We welcomed Lucy Craft, a filmmaker and FEW that is former member the 80s, to show their concealed tales. Being a daughter of just one war that is such, Lucy’s life is connected with Japan. Along with two ladies with similar backgrounds — Karen Kasmauski and Kathryn Tolbert — Lucy made a decision to make the documentary “Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides” to unravel their moms’ stories.
All of it started when you look at the autumn of 2011 at a Starbucks in Washington, D.C. Lucy, Karen and Kathryn desired to find out about the relationships between young Japanese females and American guys after WWII, and as a result, about their loved ones records. Exactly exactly What first began being concept for a novel alternatively changed into a film. Lucy stated the documentary ended up being like peeling “onion skins. The greater amount of you obtain into it, the greater there is certainly to learn.”
Like the majority of families assimilating into the U.S., Lucy’s mom suppressed her past and scarcely shared her Japanese history, just using Lucy and her sibling to consult with Japan following the 1960 Tokyo Olympics. Continue reading June Fulfilling Recap: A Private Journey: Japan’s War Brides