SLEEPING TIGERS: THE ASAHI BASEBALL STORY
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 4 pm – FREE SCREENING
Directed by Jari Osboune. 51 min
In pre-WWII Vancouver the Asahi baseball team was unbeatable, outplaying the taller Caucasian teams and winning the prestigious Pacific Northwest Championship for five straight years. When Pearl Harbor was bombed, the Canadian government declared war against Japan and sent every person of Japanese descent, whether born in Canada or not, to internment camps. Faced with hardship and isolation, the former Asahi members survived by playing baseball. Soon attracting the interest of the RCMP and local townspeople, this quintessential North American game helped to break down racial and cultural barriers.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 7 pm – FREE SCREENING
Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson. 2010, 93 min
In Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Gunnarsson interweaves this lecture with scenes from Suzuki’s life and lifetime – the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm – $6, $4 for students, seniors, members and passholders.
Directed by Nicole Giguère. 2011, 52 min. Presented in French with English subtitles.
The first Chinese baby girls adopted in Quebec are reaching their teens. Made over three years, this touching documentary zeroes in on five of them during this intense step on the path to adulthood.