Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story

Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story

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This feature-length documentary tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. In pre-World War II Vancouver, the team was unbeatable, winning the Pacific Northwest Championship for five straight years. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, all persons of Japanese descent in Canada were sent to internment camps. The former Asahi members survived by playing ball. Their passion was contagious and soon other players joined in, among them RCMP officials and local townspeople. As a result, the games helped break down racial and cultural barriers. This remarkable story is told with a combination of archival footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactments.

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  • writer
    Jari Osborne
  • director
    Jari Osborne
  • producer
    Karen King-Chigbo
  • narrator
    Robert Ito
  • editor
    Ricardo Acosta
  • director of photography
    Michael Grippo
  • sound design
    Alan Geldart
  • original music
    Guy Zerafa
  • sound recordist
    Jim Ursulak
  • visual researcher
    Tanya Fleet
  • consultant
    Norah Wakula
  • re-recording mixer
    Steve Munro
    Timothy Mehlenbacher
  • foley artist
    Sid Lieberman
  • art director
    Robyn Badger
  • costume designer
    Maia Daniel
  • makeup artist
    Lisa Brown
  • senior producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
    Sylvia Sweeney
  • actor
    Bryce Davie
    Chris Morton
    Trevor Jey Shimizu
    Mike Takahashi
    Ted Wakabayashi
    Samuel Yamada
    Chardin Jarret-Amor
    Ben McPhee
    Aaron Pitts
    James Rutherford
    Troy Weston
    Sano Erik Liyoshi

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  • jmatlin

    @nswai - It is available. We were having some technical difficulties. Please try again.

    jmatlin, 19 Nov 2010
  • nswai

    I love this movie - why is it not available anymore?

    nswai, 18 Nov 2010
  • nswai

    I love this movie!

    nswai, 18 Nov 2010