Documenting Nikkei Stories

Panel discussion with Film Screening, The Orange Story.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

1-5 pm  Free admission

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

Burnaby, BC.

Event description
In this event, filmmakers from Canada and the
United States will come together to engage in
discussion on documentation of Nikkei (the
Japanese diaspora) histories. The discussion will
be centred around the history of the internment
of Japanese Canadians and Japanese
Americans, but will also explore following
• Film as a medium of historical storytelling
• Cinematic genres
• Filmmaking as community engagement
• Inter-generational & inter-community relations
• Implications for contemporary racism and
Panel 1: Remembering the Internment
Chair: Susanne Tabata
‣ Michael Fukushima, Montreal, QC
‣ Catrina Megumi Longmuir, Vancouver, BC
‣ Jason Matsumoto, Chicago, IL
Panel 2: The Nikkei and Beyond
Chair: Ayaka Yoshimizu
‣ Karin Lee, Vancouver, BC
‣ Mitch Miyagawa, Gabriola Island, BC
‣ Alejandro Yoshizawa, Vancouver, BC

Co-sponsors: SFU’s David See-Chai Lam Centre for
International Communication, The Centre for
Policy Studies on Culture and Communities in
SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art and
Technology, Nikkei National Museum &
Cultural Centre, Powell Street Festival