Legacy Video Samples
Did you know happiness research has proved children who know their family’s narrative are happier and more resilient than children who don’t? These children tend to have what is called a stronger intergenerational self. They understand they belong to something greater than themselves.
Beyond that interesting fact, the experience each storyteller has recording a legacy interview is multi-faceted. It’s an opportunity to go on a unique voyage of self-discovery. Not only do they have the chance to express their stories and values, they also reflect back on what’s been most important on their life’s journey. Quite often, people come away from their interview experience with a knowing of what they’d like to do next in their lives.
Nurse Edna Haywood founded John Muir Health’s Concord hospital in 1930 at the age of 23. I travelled to Napa, California in 2015 to interivew five of her descendants, as Edna passed away in 1985. This is the short version from the 15-minute mini-documentary created to preserve the hospital’s legacy stories. View the full package of stories and interviews here. It’s a good example of a multi-generational legacy project.
True Grit; resilience, perseverance, integrity. This mini-documentary is the story of a California empire, built by a pair of unstoppable holocaust survivors. In 2016, I travelled to Los Angeles, California to interivew several family, friends, and colleagues to preserve Sol Kest and Jona Goldrich’s legacy on the event of Goldrich+Kest’s 60th Anniversary.
Enjoy the thoughts, wisdom and reflections of Don Carlson in this ethical will video as he shares on his morning ritual for expressing love to his wife, Barbara. What’s your family legacy?
Gary Bogue remembers the early days of the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Part of the Walnut Creek Historical Society’s Oral History Project. View the full community project here.
Bill Del Monte, a native San Franciscan, was the last living survivor of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Enjoy this historical journey with Bill, who passed away just 11 days shy of his 110th birthday in January of 2016.
Mr. Parker flew 36 missions during WWII as a B24 Navigator, many behind enemy lines. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and was presented the French Legion of Honor in 2010. Here he reflects upon his wartime experiences.
Mike Pergola, a Vietnam Veteran, shares with us his experiences in dealing with the aftermath of serving a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Medi-Vac Door Gunner. This was one of the very first legacy interivews I did back in 2008.
Charlene Edwards, Award Winning Photojournalist, Published Author and World Traveler shares one of the high points in her life; meeting Mother Theresa. This was one of the very first legacy interivews I did back in 2008.