Landscapes of Home

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Artworks: 

“When we first arrived in Lemon Creek, there was no running water. I was hired as a waterboy to draw water from a well or spring nearby and carry it to the kitchen.” – Excerpt from Henry’s interview

“Stuart’s children recall the day a gunny sack of live chickens was left tied to a tree as payment on a bill.” – Excerpt from Stuart’s Obituary

Title: Landscapes of Home (previous working title: Home and Native Lands)

Format/Genre/Production Country: Documentary, History, Canada

Language: English

Lengths: 55min

Logline: Landscapes of Home is a story about two doctors living in the Japanese Canadian internment camps who lost their homes and identities. (Subjects: Henry Ryusuke ShibataStuart Cooper Robinson)

Selected by:
DOC NYC X Voices of Canada Cohort Industry Roundtables, 2022

Supported by:
DOC Institute Breakthrough Development Lab, 2022

Hot Docs Canadian International Festival X Netflix Doc Accelerator Emerging Filmmaker Lab, 2020

National Association of Japanese Canadians Endowment Fund – Cultural Development Grant, 2019

Toronto Arts Foundation RBC Newcomer Artist Mentorship Award, 2018

Screening at:
Toronto Japanese Film Festival, June 18th, 2024

Momiji Health Care Society, June 27th, 2024

Introduced at:
POV – Canada’s Documentary Magazine A Tale of Two Canadas, 2024

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Monthly E-bulletin KOKUBAN Volume 2, Issue 5, 2021

NOTES 1 and NOTES 2 written by producer Eiko Kawabe Brown (written in Japanese language)