Across Cultures

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Watch 60 films, 170 excerpts and over 80 archival artefacts selected by NFB specialists as part of this unique project.

A Sense of Family

A Sense of Family
1980, director: Paul Lang

Excerpt (3:39)


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> South Asian Canadians | Vancouver | Immigration | Racism | Prejudice

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The Canadian immigration policy of "continuous passage" was used to keep Indians out of Canada. In 1914, Indians on board the Komagata Maru were refused permission to land in Vancouver. Canada had seen the ship's arrival as a policy challenge, and there had been strong popular objection to the Indians' immigration. Narration and archival photography tell the tale.