The Nikkei Way

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    "The Nikkei Way" is a journey through the past, present, and future of the Japanese Canadians of Lethbridge Alberta.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 60 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    Kynan Gordon ,  Alberta


    "The Nikkei way" is a journey through the eyes of a special group of Japanese Canadians in Lethbridge Alberta. We will explore the hidden gem which is the heritage, culture, and people who add their way of life to the community of Lethbridge. The history is unique as Lethbridge houses the only Japanese Canadian society that has a timeline that is not hindered during the time of the internment years. We will also explore the contrast of being given the choice to work the beet fields of Southern Alberta which was considered a sentence to hell, or being interned and starve in the BC camps. "The Nikkei Way" will dive into the effects of the Japanese Canadians on Lethbridge by showing the martial arts, Japanese festivals, and ways the "Nikkei" continue to contribute to the community.


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