Three special films: one focuses on the courageous lives of elders who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II; the second, about a POW who found a way to provide closure for families about their loved ones. Followed by how the League of Women Voters created a new generation of high school students into Forever Voters.
In a New Jersey retirement community, Director David Goodman recorded a series of interviews with the residents —a diverse group of older adults—including Japanese Americans, European Jews, soldiers—who survived terrible experiences of hate, terrorism and internment during the Great Depression of the 30s and World War II, and took extraordinary steps to fight back and survive. They voice their shared beliefs in the power of tolerance and respect.
Wayne “Johnny” Johnson was one of the first Americans captured during the Korean War. Through the three harrowing years as a POW, he kept a secret list of every American solider who died in his camp. Years later, his list would provide closure for families desperate to learn the fate of their loved ones. A documentary with some dramatic recreations. Directed by Jonathan Grupper. 24 mins. USA.
The League of Women Voters is stepping in to educate high school students to prepare them for voting, creating a new generation of forever voters. Directed by Sky Bergman. 7 mins. USA.