3RD I NY Presents
In Association with Chingari: Desi Youth United
A NEW YORK PREMIERE
A feature documentary by Ali Kazmi
Director in Attendance
About the Film
Producer/Director: Ali Kazimi
2004, 87 minutes, Canada
Winner, Second Place - Audience Award and Honourable Mention for Best Director, Hot Docs 2004.
Continuous Journey is a complex tale of hope, despair, treachery and tragedy. It is a revealing Canadian story with global ramifications set in a time when the British Empire seemed omnipresent and its subjects were restless and seeking self-determination.
In 1914, the Komagata Maru, a vessel with 376 immigrants from British India, became the first ship carrying migrants to be turned away by Canada. The consequences were felt throughout the British Empire as several hundreds of Indians from Canada returned home to join an armed struggle against the British, that would later be brutally crushed by the colonial authorities.. More than a history film, "Continuous Journey," is a provocative, moving and multilayered film essay that interweaves photographs, newsreels, home movies and official documents to unravel a complex and little-known story. By examining the global context and repercussions of a Canadian event, Continuous Journey challenges us to reflect on contemporary events, and raises critical questions about how the past shapes the present.
Produced in association with TVOntario with the generous support of The South Asian Heritage Foundation and with financial assistance from: The Canada Council for the Arts The Ontario Arts Council, The Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, & The Toronto Arts Council.
About the Director
Ali Kazimi is a multi-award winning documentary filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in India, Ali began his career as a self-taught still photographer. He arrived in Canada in 1983, on a scholarship to study film production at York University.
Kazimi’s films include: Some Kind of Arrangement (1998); Passage from India (1997); Shooting Indians (1997); and Narmada: A Valley Rises (1994). His films have screened on the international festival circuit, and have been broadcast on CBC Newsworld, TVOntario, Vision TV, Channel 4 in the U.K., and PBS – among others.
Kazimi is currently compelelting a documentary for the CBC.
In January 2005, Continuous Journey opened theatrically to critical acclaim in the Canadian media and premiered in the US at the San Francisco Int'l. Asian American Film Festival.
For more info please visit: http://www.socialdoc.net
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5:00 PM SCREENING, Continuous Journey, Mar 19th, 2005
$9.00 plus $0.58 PayPal surcharge
7:00 PM SCREENING, Continuous Journey, Mar 19th, 2005
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