“History with contemporary consequence.” George Santayana’s admonition, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” informs our work. Stourwater’s films make stories of the past meaningful to a modern audience in ways that are both entertaining and thought-provoking. Please browse selected films by clicking the film links in the upper left.
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“The dedication and quality of productions that Stourwater Pictures has achieved in the film medium over the past 30 years is a testimony to the people, places and events that tell the history of our State. In many cases, these films discuss topics that may be considered by some to be controversial, uncomfortable to examine, or difficult to witness: the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, for example, as presented in Fumiko Hayashida: The Woman Behind the Symbol. As chroniclers of these stories, Lucy and Don help to preserve the lessons history has to teach us as a society, so that we may collectively learn to avoid repetition of such mistakes in the future.”
-Fred Poyner IV
Digital Collection Curator
Washington State Historical Society