Hey yall, once again it is Jude. I’m back with another blog post. This time I’m talking about another, another podcast project, our podcast episode about WW2. In this episode of Judocast, I took a Deep Dive into the Particia Theatre with its owner Ann Nelson about the theatre WW2 and more.
Now, you may be asking, “Jude? How did create that episode? Also how did you get into my house?” Well to create this episode I had to answer 2 questions, I want to talk about I tried to handle first….
With all Judocast episodes, I want to keep them authentic to the theme of pop culture I like, I don’t wanna turn them into a essay or talk about something I’m bored about. Also we had to include a Veteran to tell their story on our pods. From pretty early research I found out that WW2 was a major in film history, From French New Wave to Propaganda to Documentaries. But I wanted to tell a story of were it was all shown; Movie Theatres. I looked into some stuff andshuffled down to 2 options, The Scenic Theatre, in North Dakota, the oldest theatre in North America and The Patricia Theatre in Powell River, the oldest theatre in canada. Now, unless you are a goldfish reading this post, (somehow, honestly though I don’t know how that would work logistically), you can recall that I interviewed Ann Nelson of the Patricia Theatre. So lets get into that.
The Patricia is located in the tiny town of island town of Powell River, so I could only talk over zoom ( there was also a infectious disease rapidly spreading so meeting in person wasn’t cool ).
After many miscommunicated emails I finally had my interview over the phone to put it in the pod. (I am not going to put the audio in this blog post because I hate the sound of my voice).
The Patricias story was really interesting honestly, and Ann’s interview touched on the unique history of the theatre and how it was involved with WW2. The theatre ran a special commissioned documentary featuring the soldiers of Powell River reunited for this documentary before fighting in battle.
At the beginning of this post, I talked about how I had to answer 2 questions throughout the project. Now I am going to talk about my second question, my driving question
HOW MIGHT WE USE STORIES TO UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF WWII? I think I can say that we can understand the causes and consequences of WW2 using stories by seeing perspectives of the people who experienced it and being able to share and reflect about those stories.
Well, that’s all I have to say here. Cya!