What a productive and exciting semester it has been so far. I recently completed a project for my Writing in the Second Genre (second genre being multimedia writing). The project is an audio essay in the spirit of This American Life. The story is a page from my own family history, it is about the harrowing journey of a seven-year old girl faced with the ugly reality of war. The seven-year old is my mother, Therese. The year is 1940, it is the beginning of WWII, the Nazi’s are invading her country. If you are interested in hearing the beginning of my mother’s journey through WWII click here.
Hearing the old stories from my mother has sparked something within me. I have been struck by an earnest desire to capture the sights and sounds of that little girl’s journey through the medium of documentary film. It is my hope that while I am Living in London this winter, my mother and I will travel back to Belgium, to the place that was her home until she became a refugee of war with her mother and two brothers. Stay tuned for more updates about this project.