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Japanese Canadian home movies from the 1930s-70s

The Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby has digitized over 40 historical home movies from its moving image collection. These fragile 16mm, 8mm and Super 8 films can now be safely placed in long term storage, and its digitized versions will soon be available online. A screening, entitled Nikkei Mubi, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

At this screening, get a glimpse into the personal and public lives of Japanese Canadians from the 1930s to the 1970s on the west coast, throughout Canada, and abroad. Nikkei Mubi presents a unique perspective on Canadian history highlighting generations of the Japanese Canadian community and their resilience in a time of discrimination. The conservation and digitization of these films was made possible with support from Library Archives Canada.

Ticketes are $5 or $4 for seniors. Free for NNMCC members and students. The Nikkei National Museum is at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in South Burnaby, corner of Kingsay and Sperling Avenue.