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ensoku (field trip)

Kikiai Collaborative invites young folks of Japanese ancestry to a gathering in Vancouver this May with a focus on food, community dialogue and creative...

A Bonanza of Representation

Last year I caught, quite by accident, a truly unique episode of Bonanza. The second longest-running television western (Gunsmoke being the longest) was on-air from 1959 to 1973.

My Storie(s)

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Tonari Gumi played host to a celebration luncheon in honour of the 30th Anniversary of Redress and 60th Anniversary...

The Suitcase Project : Dialogues + Reflections

Consider how your family’s journey has shaped who you are today” is the request shared at the base of the large velvet red banner at the entrance to the small gallery coated in black paint. Framed photos in birch hang in neat disorder, like the way a family would hang a mass of images in their living room. Voices emit a combination of anger, hope and sadness in the background, while fragments of their lives flash across a projected screen.

A Canadian Yonsei in Yamagata

As I came to know the students and teachers over the next few weeks, I felt amazed by their kindness and hospitality. One teacher even went to Costco and bought me peanut butter and popcorn to make me feel more at home. The vice principal makes a huge effort to speak English to me, and I often find little treats left on my desk. 

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VIFF特別上映:万引き家族

VIFFで大人気の是枝監督、2018年カンヌ国際映画祭の最高賞パルムドールを受賞作「万引き家族」は愛と犯罪、涙、刺激の詰まったほろ苦い物語。 少女のゆり(佐々木みゆ)は、虐待を受けている実の家族が良いのか、犯罪者の家族が良いのか?治(リリー・フランキー)と妻の信代(安藤サクラ)が率いる家族の方が、良い選択のように思えるが、それでは物語は終わらない…