Stories of the Nikkei: Kyokowai and Never Again

screens: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:00
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 11:45
length: 
7min
year: 
2011
country: 
Canada

As part of their Social Studies and English classes at Lucerne Secondary School, students created 10 short films under the guidance of their teachers Terry Taylor and Gary Parkstrom and filmmakers Moira Simpson and Catrina Megumi Longmuir over the course of just a few days.
The students had been learning about their local history in New Denver of the Japanese Canadian Internment during WWII. Many were shocked that something like this could happen in Canada. Through visits to the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre, interviews with Japanese Canadian elders who still reside in New Denver, and research, they made a total of 10 short films. Two of these films will be screened:  Kyokowai and Never Again.

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