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Minoru : souvenirs d'un exil

1992 18 min
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Un chapitre sombre de l’histoire du Canada

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Minoru : souvenirs d'un exil

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Dans ce court métrage d’animation, Michael Fukushima raconte l’histoire de son père. Comme des milliers d'autres Canadiens d'origine japonaise, Minoru et sa famille, qui habitaient Vancouver, furent déclarés ennemis du Canada à la suite du bombardement de Pearl Harbor par l'aviation japonaise le 7 décembre 1941. Plongés dans les horreurs du racisme, les membres de la communauté japonaise canadienne furent envoyés dans des camps de concentration ou déportés. Au moment de ces événements, Minoru n'avait que neuf ans. Aujourd'hui, les souvenirs du père se mêlent à la voix du fils, tissant une histoire de souffrance et de survivance de droits perdus et retrouvés.
  • director
    Michael Fukushima
  • animation
    Michael Fukushima
  • producer
    Jacques Vallée
    William Pettigrew
  • executive producer
    Barrie McLean
    Douglas MacDonald
  • animation camera
    Jacques Avoine
    Raymond Dumas
    Lynda Pelley
  • sound
    Normand Roger
  • sound mixer
    Jean-Pierre Joutel

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Education

Ages 12 to 17
This is a film about identity - both its fragility and its immutability. What does it mean to be a Canadian? Or Japanese? How can someone's identity be taken away? Minoru fought to be Canadian. Have students discuss what that might mean to them. Can students look to their own families to find stories of a struggle for identity? Why is it so important for us to choose our own fates and our own identities?
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