Special Project Details
Breaking Perspectives: 2010 NJAHS Interns Digital Storytelling Videos
Each year, the NJAHS Summer Interns create digital stories under the direction of film maker Lina Hoshino that explore aspects of their experience as Nikkei. "Voices Never Raised,” by Tina Chong, a senior at Scripps College in Southern California, is a personal reflection of her grandfather, Hachiro John Togashi’s life and his experiences as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team; “The Sound of Truth,” by Devin Yoshikawa, graduate of Sacramento State University, interprets the atmosphere of social justice movements in metal music; and “The Shin-Nisei Experience,” by Stephen Yoshizawa, a sophomore at UC Berkeley, reflects on his life as a son of first generation Japanese immigrants of the 1980s. Instructing the N’interns was Lina Hoshino, independent film producer of Leap of Faith: How Emanji Temple Was Saved, and Caught in Between. The N’interns spent a three-day intensive workshop on film editing, photoshop, scripting, voice recording, and photographing. “It was a fun, creative process exploring our lives and our identities”, according to Devin Yoshikawa.
"Voices Never Raised,” by Tina Chong
“The Sound of Truth,” by Devin Yoshikawa
“The Shin-Nisei Experience,” by Stephen Yoshizawa