Life on the Homefront
Historical Consultants: Robin Cederlof, Tom Modugno
With Support From: Goleta Valley Historical Society
World War II affected every American in a more substantive way that any other event in the 20th century. Every American, old to young, was involved in some manner in the war effort. How did the war shape their futures?
Life on the Homefront focuses on the 1942 shelling of our California coast by the Japanese and explores how the internment of Americans of Japanese descent affected us as a country.
In 2015, CFSSB teamed up with a news crew from Japan who filmed local historical sites and interviewed our host.
In light of current events, documenting this critical part of our past for its historical value and lessons that may help us today.
Director: Meni Philip, Award-Winning European filmmaker (Venice Italy Film Festival)
DP: Vince Montefusco
Sound: Jack Malken
Crew: Jeanne Mohle, Phebe Mansur, Clare Barrios-Rios
Host: Dr. Kenneth Hough, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Poster Art: Frank Becker