WALNUT CREEK -- Patricia Weaver started her documentary project in 2010, but an auto accident and her mother's death worked to put the project on the shelf for a while.
Now, Weaver is starting up work on her documentary about the "homefront" of World War II, specifically the children of the so-called "Greatest Generation."
The documentary, originally with the working title, "I Am One of the Children of the Greatest Generation," is now set to be called "The Greatest Children."
Having already filmed interviews with many residents of Rossmoor (where she lives) and other Walnut Creek residents, Weaver wants to broaden her scope.
"We have filmed many people already in Rossmoor, but needed other stories, and felt the San Francisco Bay Area was such an important part of World War II it should be expanded for a wider appeal."
Weaver said the World War II years were a time when Americans -- including the youngest ones -- were working and sacrificing together, for one another, in a focused and driven way they haven't done since.
She is again looking for people who were children during World War II to share their experience growing up during wartime. She and the filmmakers seek stories from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. Participants will be asked to provide photographs and supporting materials to assist in telling their stories, Weaver said.
"We now just have a 10-minute clip with an original score called 'The Greatest Children' by Bill Bentley of Concord," she said. She hopes production can resume in the next few weeks, and be complete in November. Anyone interested in sharing their story can contact Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org.