The Right to Remain
- April 27, 2017
- 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
- Community event
Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Greg Masuda
27 April - 3:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to invite members of the general public and the Japanese-Canadian community to join us for a screening of Greg Masuda’s film “The Right to Remain,” followed by a Q & A session with the director.
The Right To Remain, a CBC documentary, looks at Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside residents and the fight to save the community from development. Started as an idea five years ago, Greg Masuda accumulated over 300 hours of footage. He says “The Right to Remain is a culmination of my entire career as a filmmaker. As a Japanese Canadian, I could not resist participating in the advocacy for the Downtown Eastside community as it looked down the barrel of the real estate industry in the second most expensive city in the world.”
Once known as ‘Japantown,’ this area was home to thousands of Japanese Canadians before World War II.
In addition to this screening, Landscapes of Injustice also invites you to their Spring Institute Public Day. This event is free and open to the public and all are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions on Friday, April 28, 2017. More information and the full itinerary is available on landscapesofinjustice.com