Beginning in early 1942, the Canadian government detained and dispossessed more than 90 per cent of Japanese Canadians, some 21,000 people, living in British Columbia. They were detained under the War Measures Act and were interned for the rest of the Second World War.
This experimental augmented-reality narrative written by 83-year-old Joy Kogawa, one of Canada’s most acclaimed and celebrated literary figures. The story is told from the perspective of Yuki, a 17-year-old girl forced from her home and made to live in the Slocan internment camp during the Second World War. **Note: to enter the experience you must download the app to an Apple device
This short video shares the story of the Vancouver Asahi, a successful amateur baseball team that won multiple league titles from 1914-1941. In 1942, after Canada declared war on Japan, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were interned in camps, including the Asahi players.
This 18-minute film combines animation with archival material. Hear the story of Minoru; during WWII, he and his family were branded as enemies of Canada, sent to internment camps in British Columbia and finally deported to Japan.