As the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII draws near, what can be done right now to help prevent WWIII?
WP 2.0 (World Peace) is an innovative and empowering project with five main goals:
· Complete a book of interviews with women across the world who experienced WWII
· Donate 1,000 digital copies of that book to libraries, schools and prisons
· Create a multimedia eLearning platform dedicated to sharing the stories of (male and female) WWII survivors around the world.
· Via the WP 2.0 online platform, globally link schools/groups and individuals interested in exploring the potential for a saner, more peaceful world.
· Film ten 28-minute televised interviews on WP 2.0 topics
Ambitious? Yes. Possible? Absolutely!
If you can’t make a contribution but would like to support the WP 2.0 project, then please share this indiegogo campaign far and wide! We’d really, really appreciate it!
Excerpt: US internment
In the video below, a survivor of the stateside internment camps during WWII describes her experiences. This brief excerpt is taken from an award-winning television interview which was done especially for the WP 2.0 platform.
American-Japanese Veteran of WWII: Kazuo Fred Yamaguchi
It is ironic that while over 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent were forced into internment camps during WWII, roughly 33,000 other Americans of Japanese descent were actively serving in the US military. Our guest, Mr. Kazuo Fred Yamaguchi was one of the roughly 6,000 Americans of Japanese descent who served in the US Military Intelligence Service (MIS). We discuss the war, what it was like to return home after it ended and the fight to have the contributions of these service members recognized. Filmed at the Manhattan Neighborhood Network in September 2012. Heather Wokusch as producer and host, Gloria Messer as producer and director.
Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII – MNN interview
Over 100,000 Americans of Japanese descent were put into “internment camps” during WWII, a crucial yet often overlooked part of US history. We are joined by Madeleine Sugimoto, whose family was sent to Camp Jerome; this segment also features the paintings of her father, Henry Y. Sugimoto, documenting life inside the camps. From “The Broader Implications of War,” a series directed and co-produced by Gloria Messer for the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Host and co-producer: Heather Wokusch.