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Buy ‘Beyond Heart Mountain’ about Japanese in Downtown Cheyenne

bhm 1-1What happened to the Japanese residents and businesses on West 17th Street in downtown Cheyenne, Wyoming?

Beyond Heart Mountain is available for pre-sale.

It’s not just about the demise of the once vibrant Japanese community in a small town in Wyoming that thrived from the 1920s through the 1960s, but about how downtown areas can be revived by adding new life to them with people.

The story is a historical memoir told through the eyes of the author, a Sansei generation Baby Boomer Cheyenne native, Alan O’Hashi.

The 1st edition 50 page picture book is a short run 8×11″ hard cover book with a dust jacket. The price is $58.99, preview the book by opening the YouTube link. Download a pdf copy of the Beyond Heart Mountain preface.

Pre-orders are being accepted. The release date is the “Day of Remembrance” on February 19th, which commemorates 77 years since President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that required internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry.

BCM wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

We at Boulder Community Media (BCM) wish everyone a Merry Christmas. As we move to the end of 2010 and into a new year, we hope that your lives will be prosperous and filled with happiness and great opportunities.

The year began with preparations for the Boulder International Film Festival in February. BCM provided full video coverage of the BIFF capped with exclusive interviews with Alec Baldwin on closing night.

BCM has provided the organization structure for Wyoming Community Media (WCM) which produced the Cheyenne International Film Festival in May screening 35 films over three days at the historic Atlas Theatre in Downtown Cheyenne. Planning is underway for CIFF May 20-22.

The summer time was filled with production work, including partnerships with the Boulder Reporter and  Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine.

Fall brought The Shoot Out Boulder in late September followed by The Shoot Out Cheyenne in mid-October.

How time flies and as we move into the new year, we leave you with a great moment from “The Christmas Gift” starring John Denver. the 1986 film was shot in Georgtown and Beaver Creek, Colorado. Click on the VHS jacket to play the clip.

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