“Good Luck Soup” Showcases Japanese American and Japanese Canadian Experience

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Last year, I blogged about “Good Luck Soup“, a film and transmedia project seeking crowd-sourced funding. I’m delighted to hear today from project founder Matthew Hashiguchi that after raising over $15,000 from the community, “Good Luck Soup” is now live at GoodLuckSoup.com.

The project’s name comes from “a traditional Japanese soup containing a variety of mochi, vegetables, and seafood that is served with friends and family every Oshogatsu, or New Years Day, to ensure a year of prosperity and good fortune”. “Good Luck Soup” seeks to create a digital version of good luck soup by collecting and documenting the Japanese American and Japanese Canadian experience before, during, and after World War II for future preservation and inspiration.

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Help fund Good Luck Soup Interactive: a participatory story-telling project for Japanese American internees!

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Matthew Hashiguchi contacted me earlier today to let me know about his really awesome web-based storytelling project: Good Luck Soup Interactive, which accompanies Hashiguchi’s full-length documentary on the lives of former internees, titled Good Luck Soup (currently in post-production).

Good Luck Soup Interactive aims to collect the stories of the survivors of Japanese American and Japanese Canadian internment camps into a web-based participatory storytelling project. Unlike other projects, this project is unique because it focuses not just on life in the camp, but on the life of internees after the camps and the full trajectory of their experiences.

Check out this video (after the jump) where Hashiguchi explains how the project will work.

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