When I met Okihiro Terao-san, an Atomic Bomb Survivor who was telling hissurvival story in the Hiroshima Memorial Peace Park, I was captivated. I knew that I wanted to film an interview with him to preserve his testament. There was only one problem. I knew almost nothing about making videos. I went back to school at the University of Hawaii’s Leeward CC campus to learn how to make movies.
The University of Hawaii retells how I learned how to make my first documentary; Sakura & Pearls Healing from World War II. This documentary is about what happens when Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors meet the US Pearl Harbor Survivors face to face at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. It Premieres nationally on PBS on Thursday Oct. 28th at 6pm PST/9pm EST. Find out how to STREAM SAKURA & PEARLS HERE.
George Kamana Hunter is the Director of the PBS Documentary Sakura & Pearls: Healing from World War II, which exclusively captures a special meeting between US Pearl Harbor Attack Survivors and Japanese Atomic Bomb Survivors at Pearl Harbor.
He is the Author of Healing Our Bloodlines: The 8 Realizations of Generational Liberation, a guidebook on how to break free from the cycles of abuse. It was inspired by his 20 years of working with clients, including true stories from Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Native American Veterans, the homeless, immigrant families and Irish Americans who descended from the Potato Famine. It was written for people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
When he's not making movies, writing books, or giving inspirational talks, he can be found surfing pristine waves in Hawaii and throughout the Americas.
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