Across Cultures

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Minoru: Memory of Exile

Minoru: Memory of Exile
1992, director: Michael Fukushima

Excerpt (3:07)


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Canada ordered the dispersal of Japanese Canadians from British Columbia in 1945. Minoru's father could either be deported with his family to Japan, a country barely remembered, or be relocated to the Prairie provinces, where he was unlikely to be accepted. Michael Fukushima directs and animates the film. He co-narrates with his father. Archival photos help tell the story.