Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story

This feature-length documentary tells the story of the Asahi baseball team. In pre-World War II Vancouver, the team was unbeatable, winning the Pacific Northwest Championship for five straight years. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, all persons of Japanese descent in Canada were sent to internment camps. The former Asahi members survived by playing ball. Their passion was contagious and soon other players joined in, among them RCMP officials and local townspeople. As a result, the games helped break down racial and cultural barriers. This remarkable story is told with a combination of archival footage, interviews and dramatic re-enactments.


Jari Osborne
Jari Osborne
Karen King-Chigbo
Robert Ito
Ricardo Acosta
directeur de la photographie
Michael Grippo
conception sonore
Alan Geldart
musique originale
Guy Zerafa
Jim Ursulak
Tanya Fleet
Norah Wakula
mixeur du repiquage
Steve Munro
Timothy Mehlenbacher
Sid Lieberman
Robyn Badger
conception des costumes
Maia Daniel
Lisa Brown
producteur principal
Silva Basmajian
producteur exécutif
Louise Lore
Sylvia Sweeney
Bryce Davie
Chris Morton
Trevor Jey Shimizu
Mike Takahashi
Ted Wakabayashi
Samuel Yamada
Chardin Jarret-Amor
Ben McPhee
Aaron Pitts
James Rutherford
Troy Weston
Sano Erik Liyoshi


  • jmatlin

    «@nswai - It is available. We were having some technical difficulties. Please try again.» — jmatlin, 19 Nov 2010

  • nswai

    «I love this movie - why is it not available anymore?» — nswai, 18 Nov 2010

  • nswai

    «I love this movie!» — nswai, 18 Nov 2010

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