Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day: The Wake Island Documentary

 This year for Memorial Day I thought I'd drop by another participant in the BoDo's Artists in Residence program to meet Seth Randal, a Boise documentary film maker and his latest work: Wake Island.  This film looks at Wake Island during World War Two and the attack there on December 8, 1941 by Japanese airplanes and ships.  Of local interest, there were 1,2000 civilian construction contractors on the island including many from Idaho.  Some of those civilians ended up in prisoner of war camps.  This documentary gives voice to those who have been completely overshadowed by the magnitude of the Pearl Harbor attack.

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