GVJCCA Film Festival

The Vancouver Asahi

Please join us for the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association Film Festival.

Saturday, November 25
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
42 W 8th Ave #101, Vancouver (Tonari Gumi)

We will be showing three films which share the history of Japanese Canadians and Japanese Americans. The films include the feature film, The Vancouver Asahi, and two short films, The Orange Story, and Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey.

The Vancouver Asahi, is a period film, which abridges the story of the real-life Vancouver Asahi baseball team which played from 1914 to 1941, and shows how they faced racism and went on to win titles, and the respect of the broader community. This Ishii Yuya film won the People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival when it had its world premiere. Thanks to Grace Eiko Thomson who is providing the access to this film.

The Orange Story

The GVJCCA is pleased to be showing another short film The Orange Story. It’s the story about the Japanese American experience 75 years ago from the perspective of a Japanese American store owner. The GVJCCA is able to screen the film as part of the 2017 Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF).

Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey (poster from Surrey event in May 2017)

We are also happy to share a preview of the GVJCCA film, Discover the Stories of Japanese Canadians in Surrey, which provides highlights of an event we held in Surrey this year to share the history of the Japanese Canadian pioneers in Surrey.

Free films and popcorn too! We hope to see you on November 25.