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.

Minoru: Memory of Exile

Minoru: Memory of Exile
1992, director: Michael Fukushima

Excerpt (3:00)


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> Identity | Racism | Japanese Canadians | Deportation | World War II | Korea | Families | Filmmakers

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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.