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‘The Cats of Mirikitani’ at Columbian Centre’s annual general meeting

May 28th, 2012 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events

Tuesday June 26, 5:00 pm, at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Road, Nanaimo

“Poignant beyond words, The Cats of Mirikitani is comparable to finding a pearl in a pile of oyster shells.” –The Philadelphia Enquirer

Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy’s painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of friendship and art, this documentary won the Audience Award at its premiere in the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.

Annual General Meeting

Please join the Columbian Centre Society’s Board of Directors for our Annual General Meeting to review the work of the Society, and learn about the plans for the coming year. The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. A refreshment break (sandwiches and beverages) will follow the business portion of the meeting.

The Cats of Mirikitani

After the break we will screen the the award winning documentary film The Cats of Mirikitani.”
(Film length 74 minutes)

MORE INFORMATION |Visit the film website | Watch the trailer on YouTube |


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