Posts tagged "Komagata Maru incident"

Ali Kazimi is a Toronto-based documentary filmmaker, a film professor at York University and author. His research interests include race, migration and history.

Ali’s productions have been shown at festivals around the world and have won over thirty national and international awards, including the Gemini Award for Best Social/Political Documentary.

Kazimi’s feature documentary, “Continuous Journey,” and upcoming book Undesirables, White Canada and the Komagata Maru investigate the Komagata Maru incident.  In 1914, a ship carrying 374 British India immigrants were detained at the Vancouver harbour.

Passengers aboard the ship challenged the Continuous Passage Act that was invoked in 1908 in an effort to curb Asian immigration to Canada. After a two-month stalemate the ship was escorted out of the harbour by the Canadian military and sailed back to India.

   (via Ali Kazimi – Racism Free Ontario Initiative)