Join us at the Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives for a screening of The Manzanar Fishing Club, a powerful and moving film about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and a courageous few who took back their freedom through fishing.
Although the film is set in California, Japanese Canadians from the Sunshine Coast and beyond faced similar hardships as they were forced to leave their homes and families to live in a number of prison camps across our country.
The Sunshine Coast Museum and Archives will be screening this documentary on Saturday, January 26th at 2pm. Admission is by donation and seats are limited so come early. (Running Time: 2 hours)
Watch the film's trailer:
Locked away in the California desert, more than 10,000 Americans of Japanese descent faced an uncertain future at the WWII internment camp at Manzanar. Armed military police, guard towers and barbed wire sent the clear message that they were prisoners in their own country.
The Manzanar Fishing Club is the uplifting tale of those who sought and found moments of freedom by escaping the camp to fish the surrounding waters of the famed Eastern Sierra.
And in the process, they gave new meaning to the old phrase "Gone Fishing". (From DVD cover)