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Toronto: CBC Film Screenings | Continuous Journey

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Filmmaker Ali Kazimi (image courtesy Ali Kazimi)

CBC Radio One's As It Happens aired an interview with filmmaker Ali Kazimi on Tuesday May 13, 2008. Watch audio (runs 7:02)

A speechwriter somewhere on Parliament Hill has been thumbing through the thesaurus for all the different ways to say, "We're sorry."

The "we" in this case is the Government of Canada. The "sorry" is for actions taken by this country in 1914. And when all the T's are crossed and I's are dotted, the apology will be delivered to the Canadian Indian community.

And it will be delivered for an event called the "Komagata Maru Incident", named for a ship carrying close to 400 would-be immigrants from British India, which docked in Canada.

Ali Kazimi is a documentary filmmaker, who told the story in a film called "Continuous Journey". He's in Toronto.

Continuous Journey - In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a ship carrying 376 immigrants from British India, was turned away by Canada. The consequences were felt throughout the British Empire. Continuous Journey is a compelling and eye-opening investigation into the past and present ramifications of this incident. More than just a history film, Continuous Journey is a provocative, moving, and multi-layered essay that interweaves photographs, newsreels, home movies and official documents to unravel a complex and little-known story.


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CBC Film Screenings

Friday, May 30, 2008 | 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
3C-304 at the CBC Building
25 John Street (Between Front Street and Wellington), Toronto

Significant stories on the history of Asian Canadian communities in Canada. Film screenings will include panel talks and special guests.

Continuous Journey

(Ali Kazimi, 2004)
Q & A with Director Ali Kazimi

Seating will be extremely limited, so please RSVP early to North American Association of Asian Professionals (NAAAP) Toronto on the web or via e-mail.

In partnership with:
NAAAP Toronto | Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival | Toronto Sikh Professionals (TSP) | MyBindi.com

With thanks to the National Film Board.

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Syerah (Toronto) wrote:

MyBindi is thrilled to be a media partner for this event. As seats are very limited, please RSVP your attendance by sending an email to syerah@mybindi.com with "CBC Screening" in the subject header.

See you at the show!

Syerah

Posted May 11, 2008 11:31 PM

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