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WHAT & WHO: Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents a very special event on March 15. Executive Producer & Director Liz Watkins will give a short presentation followed by the film showing entitled “Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye”, a documentary film capturing stories from survivors. Six men, 70 years later, return to Hawaii to relive the memories of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ages 89-93, these Pearl Harbor survivors say “One Last Goodbye” to the friends they lost on December 7, 1941. There will be a Q&A session after film.
Veteran videographer Liz Watkins was trying to exit the documentary production business at age 48, tired of toting heavy camera equipment and not making enough money for retirement. But her heart and movie-making soul were stolen by six elderly Pensacola survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 71 years ago today. She and her film crew accompanied the survivors on a nostalgic return visit to Pearl Harbor last December to record their impressions and the recollections stirred on the trip. "I just had to make this video about these six brave men who were there on Dec. 7, 1941, and have lived a full lifetime beyond that fateful day without being able to forget it," Watkins said. "I don't want the rest of us to stop remembering Pearl Harbor either."
The one-hour documentary, called "Pearl Harbor, One Last Goodbye," goes on sale today at several retail outlets. It features in-depth interviews with the six survivors as they returned to Pearl Harbor, spliced together with footage of the attack obtained from the National Archives and other sources.
Veteran Pensacola documentary filmmaker Liz Watkins has poured thousands of dollars and a wealth of her creative passion into making a one-hour video that celebrates the lives and times of six survivors from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 10am–2pm. Museum doors open at 9:00am.
WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710
WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission.
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