Bound for internment camps in 1942. Source: Nikkei National Museum item# 1994-69-4-29
An interesting documentary film about Japanese Canadians’ epic call for justice, Children of Redress by filmmaker Greg Masuda was shown at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre’s A Call for Justice exhibition in the Fall of 2013.
In 1942 the Canadian government ordered the uprooting of 22,000 men, women, and children in one of the nations’ largest and cruelest dispossessions and dispersals ever. A generation later, they fought back – and won. Using rarely seen archival footage and interviews with members of the negotiation team including Roy Miki, Art Miki, Cassandra Kobayashi, Audrey Kobayashi, Maryka Omatsu, and Joy Kogawa, Children of Redress calls on today’s generation to stand up for what is right – on the 25th anniversary of that 1988 victory and beyond.
To watch Children of Redress and for more information on the film, please visit the facebook page HERE.