BBC World News picks up Blue Chalk’s “War Brides”

BBC World News Channel has set an August 15 air date for the Blue Chalk-produced documentary Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides (pictured).
August 11, 2015

BBC World News will air a Blue Chalk-produced documentary about Japanese war brides on August 15.

The half-hour Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides (pictured) profiles a group of Japanese women who moved to the U.S. in the 1950s as brides of young American GIs and civilians who were stationed in Japan during World War II.

The project marks the Brooklyn-based producer’s first doc to premiere on television. It was directed by Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski and Kathryn Tolbert – whose respective mothers are featured in the film – and was produced by Blue Chalk’s Megumi Nishikura, Jamie Francis, and Danny Guy.

“We are very pleased to see the heartfelt stories of these three Japanese war brides premiere to the global audience of BBC World News on the anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific,” said Blue Chalk founder and CEO Greg Moyer in a statement.

“We are also thankful to their daughters, Kathryn, Karen and Lucy, who had the foresight to see the value of their mothers’ experiences recounted in documentary form,” he continued.

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