Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada

October 18, 2005 16:01 ET

Media Advisory: Library and Archives Canada Presents the Ottawa Premier of the Documentary Continuous Journey-A Tragic Event in Canada's Immigration History

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - 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, because of a little known immigration policy called the Continous Journey Regulation of 1908. Continuous Journey, a film by award-winning director Ali Kazimi , is an inquiry into the drama and tragedy of this largely unknown event in Canada's history. Library and Archives Canada is proud to present the Ottawa premier of Continuous Journey on Thursday, October 20, at 7 p.m. Produced after eight years of research and with the help of valuable archival records from Library and Archives Canada, this documentary film is a complex tale of hope and despair.

Director Ali Kazimi, Ian Wilson, Librarian and Archivist of Canada and Navdeep Bains M.P., Parliamentary Secretary fo the Prime Minister will be available for interviews during the event.

What: Ottawa premier of Continous Journey

When: Thursday, October 20, 2005
7 p.m.

Where: Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa.

Contact Information

  • Library and Archives Canada
    Pauline M. Portelance
    Media Relations Officer
    (613) 996-6128 or (613) 293-4298