Joe Vandever - photo by Elisenda Xifra Reverter
The project team working on a documentary film about Joe's life includes Shannon Bolte and Joel Farber from Winona State University, and James McKenzie and Shawn Tsosie, Diné College students.
The group interviewed Joe for nearly two hours and enjoyed a nice lunch with him.
(Above 4 photos by Elisenda Xifra Reverter)
(Above six photos by Laura McCormick)
The above two photos by Robbie Christiano show a funny moment when Joe Vandever was having his picture taken with WSU student Eli Xifra, who is from Gerona, Spain. Joe said, "Buenos Tardes, Amiga" and Eli laughed, then he asked when he could visit Spain with her.
Joe Vandever signs Prof. Tom Grier's copy of the Navajo Warriors book. (photo by Laura McCormick)
(Above five photos, featuring Joe Vandever with (in order top to bottom): Shannon Bolte, Liam Krause, Christine Willie, Prof. Miranda Haskie, and Teaching Assistant Robbie Christiano; all by Elisenda Xifra Reverter.)
(Fort Wingate Main Gate, photo by Elisenda Xifra Reverter)
(Fort Wingate Dispensary, Interview Team shooting B-Roll video; photo by Laura McCormick)
(above two photos by Elisenda Xifra Reverter)
Vernon and Miranda Haskie know Roger Willie personally and were able to arrange the interview, with Willie talking about the film and the friends he made with Code Talkers as part of his preparation for the film role.
To help the group prepare for the meeting, Vernon and Miranda brought a VCR and television screen to the Diné College dorm, and we watched "Windtalkers."
It was a nice evening. Everyone is heading to bed early (except your blog editor), so we can be fresh for another day on the road and interviews.