We've been working on some compelling historical projects lately. Besides The Revolutionary, we've had the honor of completing a number of films dealing with aspects of the United States military.
Passing the Torch: The Building of Fort Lewis
Stourwater Pictures was extremely pleased to team with AECOM to produce a documentary film on the history of Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, Washington. The compelling story of this military post's development from 1916 to 1939 provides insights on the Army's tumultuous journey from an organization dependent on horses and mules to a modern mechanized force prepared to take on the enormous challenges of World War II. The film was part of an effort to protect and mitigate the loss of historical resources in the Fort Lewis Garrison Historic District by increasing awareness and appreciation of historical and cultural resources through research, education, and interpretation; and improving public access to information via a website and our engaging documentary film.
Honor and Sacrifice: Nisei Patriots in the MIS
A documentary about the Japanese American men who were incarcerated in concentration camps, enlisted in the U.S. military, and volunteered to become linguists in the Military Intelligence Service in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The film focuses on the experience of Roy Matsumoto and his personal journey-from being born an American, raised in Japan, sent to Jerome, Arkansas concentration camp as a young man, to enlisting in the U.S. Army and becoming a hero in fighting the Japanese Army in Burma as part of the U.S. military unit known as Merrill’s Marauders. Produced for Washington State’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.