An Interactve Storytelling App Brings New Life to Canadian History

Daybreak Alberta

During the Second World War, North America was the site of several Japanese Internment camps where citizens of Japanese heritage were contained due to perceived security risks. Similar camps were set up be many nations over the decades and the after-effects of detaining innocent citizens hs created a reckoning. Acclaimed novelist, Joy Kogawa has written of her experience at internment camps in British Columbia and of her life after living in southern Alberta. Now the National Film Board of Canada has produced an immersive Artificial Reality experience to bring life and awareness to this part of Canadian history. The storytelling app is called "East of the Rockies" and also contributing to the project as a voice actor is Joy Kogawa's grandchild, Anne Canute and they spoke with Russell Bowers about developing the app.

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