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CBC Short Docs Ru-tsu

Ru-Tsu follows snowboarder Tamo Campos on an educational journey to learn about his Japanese ancestry and his activist roots. Through reflections with his grandfather, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, this personal film dives into themes of intergenerational trauma, passionate activism, and a family’s deep love of nature. This film is a rare look inside the family of one ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

The Fifth Estate Throwaway Citizens

This documentary picks up pages of the bureaucratic paper trail which led to the ethnic cleansing of British Columbia – the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. There was never any legitimate security risk involved. Motive for the internment and confiscation of their property had everything to do with commercial jealousy and racism mixing with politics. After the ...
  • 1995
  • 00:32:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013