Japanese Movies at Hot Docs Cinema: The Vancouver Asahi

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January 7th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:20 pm EST

Cost: Free
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The Vancouver Asahi バンクーバーの朝日

Directed by Yuya Ishii
2014, 132 minutes, 14A

Doors open 12:30 PM

Free admission, first come first served

This drama by award-winning director Yuya Ishii (The Great Passage) is based on the true story of the Vancouver Asahi, a Japanese-Canadian baseball team that was established in 1914 and rose to prominence in 1920s and 1930s. Playing a strategic game, dubbed “brain ball,” they used their unique strengths to defeat their larger and stronger European-Canadian opponents. Despite  success and popularity, the Asahi faced discrimination and, during WWII, internment due to their Japanese heritage. The Vancouver Asahi won the People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival, and screened at the 2015 Toronto Japanese Film Festival.

Community Partner: Toronto Japanese Language School

Presented by The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto

(c)2014 “The Vancouver Asahi” Film Partners


January 7th, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
January 7th, 2018 @ 3:20 pm
Event Category:
Doors Open:
12:30 PM
Not required, First Come First Served
Japanese with English subtitles


The Japan Foundation, Toronto and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St. W. ON
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