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network 17/05/2016 - 10:00PM

New #CPVOD Release of CONTINUOUS JOURNEY coincides with Canada's long overdue apology

Cinema Politica is thrilled to announce* that Ali Kazimi’s CONTINUOUS JOURNEY is the latest addition to our VOD line-up

CONTINUOUS JOURNEY analyzes the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, the dark chapter of Canadian immigration history wherein nearly 400 Indian immigrants were turned away at the Vancouver harbour. Although many of the men onboard were veterans of the British Indian Army who believed they were free to resettle within the British Commonwealth, the Canadian government invoked the racist Continuous Journey Act as an excuse to send a naval blockade to prevent the Komagata Maru from docking. 

Kazimi’s film explores the ramifications of the now-defunct Continuous Journey policies, which forces a greater conversation about contemporary immigration and refugee politics in our current era.

We are therefore delighted to announce the launch of CONTINUOUS JOURNEY on VOD on 18 May 2016 to coincide with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s historic apology for the Komagata Maru incident. We are also releasing this film on #CPVOD to celebrate Kazimi for the recent Honourable Mention Award that his newest film, RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY, just received at the 2016 HotDocs Festival in Toronto – kudos!!

To read more about the context of this apology and the film, check out Kazimi’s Star article here or the OpEd he wrote for the Vancouver Observer during the 100 anniversary in 2014 here.

To watch this important and moving historical film today, follow this link.

* Please note: This film is available on VOD for personal streaming use only. For Public Performance Rights and educational distribution, please contact the film's distributor V-Tape at This independently produced film and others like it generate much needed revenue for filmmakers from educational sales and rentals for public distribution. As educators and programmers we trust you will continue supporting the work you admire.


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