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)