UH Hilo lecturer and film Project Director Patsy Y. Iwasaki is featured in a story about the project.
An excellent day of filming B roll and cover shots at Meiji Mura open air museum – filmed important Meiji era buildings, including the Japanese Immigrants’ Assembly Hall built in Hilo in 1889. Yes, that’s right – this building was first used as a church by the early Japanese immigrants in East Hawaii on the Read more about Film crew discovers building transplanted from Big Island to Nagoya, Japan[…]
Team members spent the day location scouting in East Hawaii for the Katsu Goto movie project. Yes, there’s still sugar cane growing on Hawaii Island if you know where to look.
This hour long documentary film, currently in production, will reveal how one man’s life and tragic death inspires peace and understanding between two cultures over 100 years later. Filmed in Japan and Hawai’i, the documentary will bring to life the true story of Japanese immigrant and martyr Katsu Goto through intimate interviews with his descendants and immigration historians.