Copyright: Leonard Frank and The War Between Us

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Sunday February 28

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

In conjunction with Two Views: Photographs by Ansel Adam and Leonard Frank, JANM will screen a short documentary on Leonard Frank and a feature-length drama set against the Japanese Canadian incarceration.

Copyright: Leonard Frank tells the story of the great Canadian photographer, who emigrated from Germany at the age of 22. After winning a camera in a lottery, he spent the next 50 years taking pictures of everyday life, landscapes, and industry in British Columbia, becoming renowned as one of the defining photographers of Western Canada.

Set in British Columbia shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, The War Between Us tells the story of the Kawashima family, who are forcibly taken away from their home and business and sent to a mining camp deep in the country’s interior. The family faces primitive living conditions and racist treatment from the locals, but they eventually forge real friendships with their neighbors, helping to ease their feelings of betrayal by the Canadian government.

This program is free for Museum members and free with general admission for non-members. Please purchase admission at the front desk prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged using this online form.

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