Across Cultures

Who are we? What can we become?

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This theme looks at ways of living out cultural distinctiveness in Canada.

Minoru: Memory of Exile

Minoru: Memory of Exile
1992, director: Michael Fukushima

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Many Canadian citizens of Japanese descent were deported to Japan following their WWII internment. Minoru's exiled family struggled with poverty. After fighting in the Canadian Army in Korea, Minoru was finally able to return to Canada. Minoru's son, Michael, sees himself today as completely Canadian. The story is narrated by Minoru and Michael, the film's director, using drawings and photographs.