Minoru [electronic resource] : memory of exile / directed by Michael Fukushima.
- Other Title:
- Academic Video Online.
- Montreal, QC : National Film Board of Canada, 1992.
1 online resource (19 min.)
- Fukushima, Minoru.
Japanese -- Canada -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Japanese -- Canada -- Civil rights.
Concentration camps -- Canada.
Japanese -- Canada -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada.
- Documentary films.
- In English.
- The bombing of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, by a nation he knew only by name, thrust nine-year-old Minoru Fukushima into a world of racism so malevolent he would be forced to leave Canada, the land of his birth. Like thousands of other Japanese Canadians, Minoru and his family were branded as an enemy of Canada, dispatched to internment camps in the interior of British Columbia, and finally deported to Japan. Directed by Michael Fukushima, Minoru's son, the film artfully combines classical animation with archival material. The memories of the father are interspersed with the voice of the son, weaving a tale of suffering and survival, of a birthright lost and recovered.
- Title from resource description page (viewed November 25, 2014).
Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs, 1992
- Fukushima, Michael. , Director
Pettigrew, William. , Producer
Alexander Street Press.
National Film Board of Canada.
- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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