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Hatsumi Film Screening
March 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hatsumi: One Grandmother’s Journey Through the Japanese Canadian Internment
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
5:30 – 7:00pm
FIFSW, 246 Bloor Street West
“A beautifully crafted documentary that never once loses its innate humanity whilst portraying
the rampant inhumanity that surrounded these hapless citizens of Canada. Fierce, loving, strong, poetic.” – Deepa Mehta, Academy Award® nominated director of Midnight‘s Children
A special screening to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination including discussion with the film’s director Chris Hope after the film.
When Chris began the film, many within the Japanese Canadian community continued to keep their personal experiences during the internment years to themselves. The film project ultimately documented two stories; Nancy’s journey through the internment, and Chris’ own struggle to assist her to get over her reluctance to speak about it. By taking her to the actual locations of her internment, with cameras rolling, Chris witnessed Nancy radiating the emotion that had been lacking in the other real-life internment stories Chris had seen.
Light refreshments will be available.
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