Erika is thrilled to be joining the rest of The Orange Story team for a panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History this coming April in Las Vegas.
What happens when public historians work with fiction filmmakers to create an educational resource about the past? Are the boundaries between fact and fiction blurred? Or can the emotional force of historically-based fiction imbue the past with greater power? This panel brings together historians and filmmakers to discuss The Orange Story, an innovative educational resource on Japanese American incarceration that combines original, scripted narrative film with historically-grounded, archival content to create a seamless online experience.
The panel will be facilitated by our lead academic advisor, Jasmine Alinder of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Other participants will be Patrick Hall of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Jason Matsumoto and Eugene Sun Park of Full Spectrum Features.