Minoru: Memory of Exile

First Festival
  • animated person pressed against a window
  • three animated people against an old photograph
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Michael Fukushima


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Best Short Documentary, Hot Docs 1994

Born in Canada, young Minoru is labelled the enemy alongside all Japanese Canadians following the bombing of Pearl Harbour. In a blend of hand-drawn animation and archival materials, Minoru and his son, director Michael Fukushima, narrate their family’s internment, deportation and eventual return to Canada. A heartbreaking meditation on birthright and Canadian belonging and winner of Best Short Documentary at the very first Hot Docs Festival.

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