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- "This is about a people who dared to ask: "What are they going to do with us?" The Japanese-Canadians fought long and hard to be accepted as Canadians. It is important that the long story of frustration and injustice, mistrust and hate, and eventual triumph should be remembered."
Ethnic and minority relations, 1985
HM 101 S654 NO.07 Video Shelves (VHS) (3rd floor)
- "Beginning with a brief history of immigration to Canada, this program goes on to look at the factors that allow ethnic groups to maintain their cultural identity. Other topics analyzed include prejudice and racism, cultural domination by founding ethnic groups, and the experiences of Japanese-Canadians during World War II."
The Last harvest, 1993
S 451.5 A1 L284 1993 Video Shelves (VHS) (3rd floor)
- "Shows the history of the Japanese-Canadian Ohama family, from the arrival of Kimi Ohama in Vancouver, B.C. in 1906. The program covers: the years of World War II when the family was forced to leave the West Coast; the settling of the family on a farm in Rainier, Alberta; their 50 years of building the farm; and losing their farm to the banks because of many years of low prices for their produce."
Minoru: memory of exile, 1993
FC 106 J3 M55 1993 Video Shelves (VHS)
- "a tale of suffering and survival of Minoru Fukushima, a Japanese Canadian, whose birthright was lost and then recovered. With the bombing of Pearl Harbour a young Japanese Canadian is thrust into a world of racism so malevolent he is branded as an enemy of Canada, forced from his home, dispatched to an internment camp in interior British Columbia, and finally deported to Japan."
Momiji : Japanese maple
FC 106 J3 M655 1994 Video Shelves (VHS)
- "A personal documentary tracing three generations of a Japanese Canadian family, from immigration and settlement in British Columbia through internment during World War II, to the filmakers's own idyllic childhood in a predominantly white Montreal suburb."
- "In 1923, Asayo Murakami left Hiroshima and settled in a fishing village in Steveston, BC ... Asayo, now 103 years old, recalls life in Japan, her arrival in Canada as a "picture bride," her determination to marry a man of her choice, the bombing of Hiroshima and the forced relocation of her family during World War II. Beautifully rendered dramatic sequences are merged with an exquisite collection of memories, feelings, images and voices. Culminating in an emotional reunion with a long-lost daughter, this film is an intensely personal reflection of Japanese-Canadian history and a testament to one woman's incredible endurance and spirit."
The Pool : reflections of the Japanese-Canadian internment, 1992
FC 106 J3 P66 1992 Video Shelves (VHS)
- "Examines the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War through archival footage, stills and reenactments, intercut with the recollections of Rev. Gordon G. Nakayama and commentary by author Joy Kogawa."
- "Mieko Ouchi is half Celtic, half Japanese... and all Canadian. In 1993, Mieko, an actor, began researching a documentary about her grandfather, Edward Ouchi, a Japanese immigrant to Canada. Then she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a film on the World War II internment of 22,000 Japanese-Canadians--re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history."
Sleeping tigers: the Asahi baseball story
GV 863.15 V35 S5 2003 Video Shelves (VHS)
- "In pre-WWII Vancouver, the Asahi baseball team was unbeatable. When Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the Canadian government sent everyone of Japanese descent to internment camps. Faced with hardship and isolation, the former Asahi members survived by playing baseball. "
- "Filmmaker Mitch Miyagawa has the most apologized-to family in Canada - maybe even the world. But what do apologies mean to his parents, his young children and his country? Can saying "sorry" fix past atrocities and heal victims' pain?"