CHILDREN OF REDRESS

CHILDREN OF REDRESS

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In 1942 the Canadian Government ordered the uprooting of 22,000 men, women, and children in one of the nations' largest and cruelest dispossessions and dispersals ever. A generation later, Japanese Canadians fought back and won. Twenty-five years later, Children of Redress uncovers the struggle in detail.

Journey for Lotus

Journey for Lotus

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Journey for Lotus is a documentary about a Korean-Canadian taking a journey to find goodness in a traumatic historic period of Japanese colonization of Korea. This documentary unveils the truth about the Japanese colonialism of Korea (1910-1945).

Once Were Enemies

Once Were Enemies

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Survivors from the opposite sides of the Second World War revisit the site of a pitched battle fought in September 1944 at Peleliu, east of the Philippines and north of New Guinea.

REACTOR

REACTOR

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On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of Japan. This disaster resulted in an estimated 15,878 deaths and trillions of dollars in damage, including a partial meltdown at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

 

THE SPIRIT OF NIHONMACHI

THE SPIRIT OF NIHONMACHI

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Nihonmachi [日本町 or 日本街 lit. "Japan town" or "Japan street"] is a term used to refer to historical Japanese communities. Before the Second World War, Powell Street, in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES) was home to many Japanese Canadians. Today, poverty, mental illness and drug addiction pervade. Yet for a few days each summer, the neighbourhood returns to Nihonmachi when the Powell Street Festival returns to the area to celebrate Japanese Canadian culture with a dynamic and inclusive program of art music, dance, food and sport.

 

Yesterday is Now: The War 55 Years after Japan's Surrender

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Through frank and probing interviews, Yesterday is Now raises issues around Japan's motivations and its responsiblity for war crimes that include sexual slavery, slave labour, the use of humans in biological-warefare experiments, and civilian massacres.