Member in the News: Mr. Chung receives Documentary Award at the Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s 39th Annual Awards Gala

05 Dec 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous

The Canadian Ethnic Media Association’s 39th Annual Awards Gala, held in Toronto on Friday, November 24, was a resounding success. It attracted large audience that included not only the award winners, but also a number of federal and provincial politicians. 

The CEMA Documentary Award winner is Jinung Chung, Producer, JbyJ Video Production, for the documentary “Me and My Harmonica” the inspiring story of one man’s efforts to bring peace and harmony to the world. 

The Japan Society is proud of Mr. Chung, one of the Members'  recognized great work as well as recipient of the award, and Mr. Sid Ikeda another Member who was featured in the documentary. The Japan Society would like to invite you to celebrate this occasion and appreciate dedicated contribution of Japanese Canadians.

About the documentary: Me & My Harmonica

Documentary, 15 min, English, 2017

As a Japanese Canadian growing up in the 1940s, Sid Ikeda experienced first-hand the trauma of discrimination, when his family was forced into internment camps during WWII. Now in his eighties, Sid embarks on a journey to bring peace and harmony to people of all nations and generations by way of a small but mighty instrument: the harmonica.

Produced by JbyJ.

Trailer is available here.

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