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When Asia Speaks ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520558
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Stuart Legg
Directors:  Gordon Weisenborn
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Ottawa),Office national du film du Canada (Ottawa)
Subject:  Business Studies, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, History, Politics, Social Issues, Social Studies, Sociology, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1944
Running Time:  19m


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Contrasting the wealth of Asian raw materials with the poverty of the masses, this film takes a look at the rise of nationalist movements in Asia through the eyes of the United States and Canada during the fifth year of World War II. Japan prepares for the outcome of the war by supporting Asian self-determination; India as well, under Ghandi's leadership, demands an end to Western rule in Asia; while China under Sun Yat-sen fights to avoid Japanese conquest.

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