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Unwanted Soldiers

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For filmmaker Jari Osborne, November 11 was as unremarkable a day as the next. Watching her father, Alex Louie, during his annual Remembrance Day ritual, Osborne always thought of him as sentimental. However, in discovering her father's involvement in World War II, she uncovers a legacy of discrimination and politically sanctioned racism against British Columbia's Chinese-Canadian community. Sworn to secrecy for decades, Osborne's father and his war buddies now vividly recall their top-secret missions behind enemy lines in Southeast Asia. Theirs is a tale of young Chinese-Canadian men proudly fighting for a country that had always mistreated them. Told in the voice of a thankful daughter, this multi-layered documentary does more than reveal an important period in Canadian history. It pays moving tribute to a father's quiet heroism.

1999, 48 min 48 s

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Prix Canada
Gemini Awards
29 octobre 2000, Toronto - Canada

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Festival international du film et de la vidéo
Du 25 au 27 octobre 2000, Columbus - États-Unis

Prix Antoinette (Nettie) Kryski de Patrimoine Canada - assorti d'une bourse de 500$
Festival de film de Yorkton
Du 11 au 14 mai 2000, Yorkton - Canada

Prix - catégorie: Meilleur documentaire Biographie / Histoire
Hot Docs
Du 1 au 7 mai 2000, Toronto - Canada

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