Link to tickets – Santa Fe Film Fest and Newport Beach Film Fest

We have a new link to purchase your tickets for the Santa Fe Film Festival. Our screening of Children Of Internment will be on May 4th at the Jean Cocteau Theater at 10:45AM, Sunday morning. After the screening we are doing a panel discussion. Hope you can join us in Santa Fe. http://santafefilmfestival.com/index/films/children-of-internment-2/ Remember the link to buy tickets for the Newport Beach Film Festival is: http://newportbeach2014.festivalgenius.com/2014/films/childrenofinternment_kristinawagner_newportbeach2014 Our Read More >>

TIX Are Now On Sale For Newport Beach Film Festival

We are honored to be a part of the official selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival! Children Of Internment will screen at the Triangle Theater in Costa Mesa on May 29th at 5:30PM. Get your tickets online at NewportBeachFilmFestival.com While you are there, give our movie a boost by clicking the 5 star rating and writing a friendly comment or review. Media in the United States played a major role in shaping public opinion regarding the German American community during the mid to late 30's Read More >>

Our Travels While Making The Film

Kristina and Joe in the Big Chair at Mader's - Milwaukee, WI - Our first interview was in May 2012. I flew out to Indiana and we drove up  to Chicago to meet Eberhard at the Ellis House. This was the house he was detained in 1943 with his brother, Julius, after they were arrested for "suspicion" in Cincinnati. The house is currently privately owned. We were lucky the homeowner was so gracious and interested in this story. After the interview we drove through Chicago, Read More >>

Children Of Internment Has Been Accepted Into Two Film Festivals

The Santa Fe Film Festival has made our film one of their official selection for this year. We couldn't be more proud. We hope you'll join us May 4th at 10:45AM at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501. The second festival will be announced in April. This is our first film festival experience. We hope to meet you in Santa Fe, New Mexico! Here is the festival site: http://santafefilmfestival.com   Read More >>

Thank You To My General Hospital Friends

I wanted to thank my friends from General Hospital for showing up at my screening and supporting our film. We've known each other for so many years and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your love and support. Enjoy the pictures! Love Kristina For more General Hospital cast connections visit my Twitter page @1KristinaWagner A big thank you for the photos to Jim Warren!             Read More >>

Bring “Children of Internment” To Your Home Town Movie Theater

Everyday we get emails and tweets and phone calls asking when and where our movie  will be released for everyone to see. No one is more anxious for this to happen than us. But here is where we are at... We've been submitting to film festivals around the world - and we love festivals and it's a great idea to get it out this way. We are waiting to hear if we will be accepted to any of the festivals we've submitted to - and we are submitting to more as time passes. BUT... Our Read More >>

A Disregard of Personal Rights

In 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed director of the FBI by the Attorney General, Harlan F. Stone. By 1936 the FBI and U.S. Justice Department had secretly collected a list of names of people across the country who might be "dangerous and disloyal." This program was created during peacetime and gave those so labeled no right to confront their accusers. Acquiring thousands of names was the personal passion of Hoover. He believe he had a mandate to intrude into peoples' lives. He understood better Read More >>

Screening At The Chinese Theater

We did it. We had our first private screening of Children Of Internment at the Chinese Theater. It was an honor to host the evening for the cast and internees that  gave us incredible interviews for the project. A very special thank you to all of them. I would also like to thank the family and friends who also joined us in a full auditorium. After the final credits we had a sip of peppermint schnapps and then went to the Wirtshaus restaurant on La Brea Ave. in Hollywood for some schnitzel. Read More >>

Public Screening For Children Of Internment

A lot of folks have been asking us about public screenings of the film. While the film is being submitted to film festivals this year we are not allowed to have any public screenings - only private ones. We want to follow the rules of all our film festival submissions. We'll keep you updated on dates and times. We WILL be releasing it for public screenings as soon as we can and we are excited that so many of you are interested in seeing it. Thank you for all your love and support. Kristina Read More >>

A Government That Manipulates With Fear – By Kristina Wagner

Nativism has always been a driving a force in America, but it was during WWI that the government established the precedent of manipulating nativist fears as a way of clamping down on civil liberties and curtailing dissent. During WWI anyone who opposed the war, for whatever reason, was synonymous with disloyalty and even sedition. Creating fear and then exploiting that fear, the government used the "threat" of all dissenters to justify a larger crackdown on civil liberties. Both legal Read More >>