Ali Kazimi on the Komagata Maru
98 years ago, the ship named the Komagata Maru languished in Vancouver harbour for two months, along with its passengers: close to 400 South Asian men, women and children, seeking asylum.
But Canada turned the ship away back in 1914, in what is now seen as a dark time in this country's immigration history.
Filmmaker and author Ali Kazimi made a film about the Komagata Maru - and has a powerful, new illustrated book on the topic. It's called 'Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru, An Illustrated History'
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