Aug 15

Notable JET Alums: Aaron Woolfolk’s “The Harimaya Bridge” wins at Pan African Film Festival

Aaron Woolfolk (Kochi-ken, 1991-93), director and writer of the Kochi-based film, “The Harimaya Bridge,” recently won a director’s award at the 2010 Pan African Film Festival. Click the link below to read the article and learn more about Aaron and his acclaimed film.

Jul 11

By Lyle Sylvander (Yokohama-shi, 2001-02) for JQ Magazine Most JETs enjoy telling tales about the cities they lived in. But it’s a select few who take the extra step of making movies that actually take place in them. JETAA Southern California’s Aaron Woolfolk (Kochi-ken, 1992-93) is the writer and director of The Harimaya Bridge, which […]

Dec 4

*************** The JET alumni community already has a great reputation for writers such as Bruce Feiler, Roland Kelts and James Kennedy among others.  And now we’re starting to make our mark on the world of film as well. JET alum Aaron Woolfolk‘s film The Harimaya Bridge, starring starring Ben Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu, and […]

Nov 16

Photos: JET alum Aaron Woolfolk’s 5-week Japan promotional tour for “The Harimaya Bridge”

JET alum Aaron Woolfolk‘s film The Harimaya Bridge, starring starring Ben Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu, and Danny Glover, is making its New York debut on Sunday December 6 (with Q&A and cocktail reception to follow) and Sunday December 13 as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival.  (See the JetWit post about the upcoming […]

Aug 17

JET alum’s film “The Harimaya Bridge” now via Video On Demand

JET alum and film director Aaron Woolfolk’s (Kochi-ken, 1991-93) acclaimed film The Harimaya Bridge is now available via video on demand.  Read below to see how the JET alum community can help. ***************** Acclaimed feature film The Harimaya Bridge is now available to watch via video on demand (VOD) on most cable and satellite systems. The film […]

Jul 7

Dreams Come True to hold rare concerts in U.S. Any JET alums going?

Just heard from Aaron Woolfolk (Kochi-ken) (writer and director of the film “The Harimaya Bridge”)  that he’s going to the Dreams Come True concert in L.A. in October and that they’ll also be playing concerts in Seattle and NYC as well as free concerts in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Here’s a June 28 post about […]

Dec 21

JETAA DC Film Festival: How was it?

On December 3 and December 5, JETAADC held its first ever JETAA DC Film Festival.  And they did it in style at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute.  Here’s a write-up of the event courtesy of JETAADC. In an attempt to increase awareness of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program and to showcase […]

Nov 15

JETAA DC Film Festival – Dec 3 and 5

Via Mack Maloney, President of JETAA DC: JETAA DC will be holding a film festival at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute the weekend of December 3-5. 1. Friday, December 3 @ 7pm is “Linda Linda Linda.” The film follows four girls as they prepare their band for their final school festival. Accompanied by […]

Sep 9

I was aware of Aaron Woolfolk’s (Kochi-ken, 1991-93) film The Harimaya Bridge.  But I didn’t realize there’s also a frisbee team in Kochi called the Harimaya Bashis.  (Makes more sense if you’ve been to Kochi or seen the film and the story behind the bridge.)  It turns out they’re involved with a Kochi Flying Disc […]

Aug 25

Notable JET alums: Tim Harms

Tim Harms (1994-95) is film producer for the indie film The Vicious Kind among other films.  Tim was also the line producer for The Harimya Bridge, a film written and directed by fellow JET alum Aaron Woolfolk.

Jul 29

********* JET Return on Investment (ROI) is a category on JetWit intended to highlight the various economic, diplomatic and other benefits to Japan resulting from its investment in the JET Program.  Why is this important right now?  Because the JET Program and JET Alumni Association may be cut by the Japanese government, as explained in this […]

Jul 11

JET ROI: Top Ten “Best of JQ” Articles That Support Our Cause

Wondering how JET alums give back to the community and make new connections with Japan after their work on the program is over? JQ Magazine Editor Justin Tedaldi (Kobe-shi CIR, 2001-02) has compiled a list of ten relevant articles from the past two years that exemplify the dedication of our members. 2010 May/June – Bruce Feiler interview (an author who’s probably the biggest “JET celebrity” out there. Wrote […]

Jan 30

JQ Editor Justin Tedaldi (CIR Kobe-shi, 2001-02) has worked hard to put out another fantastic issue of JETAA NY Quarterly Magazine (aka JQ).  O-tsukare sama deshita, Justin-san!   JQ’s JAN/FEB ISSUE OUT NOW! Start the decade off right!JAN/FEB 2010 ISSUE: Click image below for our homepage Please submit any JETAA-related story ideas/photos you’d like to […]

Dec 13

“The Harimaya Bridge” now available on DVD in Japan

Just heard from Aaron Woolfolk (Kochi-ken, 1991-93), writer and director of the film The Harimaya Bridge (starring Ben Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu, and Danny Glover, who is also the Executive Producer), that the film is now available on DVD in Japan. JetWit would love to have a copy of the DVD for JETAA NY […]

Jun 3

Via JETAA Southern California: JET Alum Movie Premieres in Japan: “The Harimaya Bridge”, starring Danny Glover , Harry Lennix, Misa Shimizu, JET Alum Mike Coleman, and more! Synopsis: After the sudden death of his estranged son, an English Language teacher in rural Kochi prefecture, an American man must go there to claim some important family […]

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