CJCA and GVJCCA Celebrate National Canadian Film Day


CJCA is once again participating in National Canadian Film Day. Please come and join us on the weekend of April 14 and 15.

Calgary Nikkei Cultural & Senior Centre
2236-29 Street SW, Calgary

We will be screening two shows this year:

Saturday, April 14
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“The Whale”
This touching documentary tells the story of a young killer whale, Luna, who gets separated from his family on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, BC.

Sunday, April 15
Noon -3:00 pm
“Birth of a Family”
Four siblings, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary.

Admission is Free.


Wednesday, April 18, starting at 6:30pm
Tonari Gumi, 42 W8th Avenue, #101, Vancouver

Join the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association (GVJCCA) and the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) for a free screening. GVJCCA and NAJC are hosting the films, The Breadwinner and Meditation Park, as part of the National Canadian Film Day.

The Breadwinner is an Academy Award-nominated animated feature about Parvana, an 11 year old girl, who disguises herself as a boy to help her family survive under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001.

Meditation Park is about a Chinese-Canadian family and a journey of self-discovery for the matriarch Maria. Her daughter is played by Sandra Oh. 

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