Continuous Journey

Ali Kazimi

2004, 87:00 minutes, Colour, Eng./Punjabi/Urdu


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. Continuous Journey is a provocative and multilayered film essay that interweaves photographs, newsreels, home movies and official documents to unravel a complex and little-known story that reverberates to this day.

Note: the DVD features five additional mini-docs that expand on the historical context of the film and a commentary track by the filmmaker.

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Critical Writing

Our Not-So Welcome Past: Film Review: Continuous Journey
by Chris Knight. The National Post, Jan. 21, 2005.
Troubled Waters: Continuous Journey Reviewed
by Leah Mclaren. The Globe and Mail, Jan. 21, 2005.
Ship of dreams gets rude reception
by Susan Walker. The Toronto Star, Jan. 21, 2005.