The War Between Us
'The War Between Us' takes place during World War II in the interior of British Columbia and deals with the effects of the Canadian Government's policy of internment on the West Coast Japanese community. Two women become unlikely friends under extraordinary and tragic circumstances. Peg, a wife and mother struggling to keep the wolf from the door, and Aya, a young middle class Japanese Canadian women from Vancouver, grapple with their situation, as a frontier town becomes a Japanese community overnight. Ninety minutes in length, 35mm film.
Nominated for six Gemini Awards including Best Picture TV International ranked 'The War Between Us' as the highest rated film broadcast on Canadian television in 1995. Winner of the Monaco Red Cross and the UNDA Silver Dove Awards at the 1996 Monte Carlo Television Festival, Gold Special Jury Awards at Worldfest Houston and Worldfest Charleston, a Gemini Award for Best Original Music, the 1996 British Columbia Motion Picture Association LEO AWARD for Best Picture and the 1996 CableACE Award for Best International Movie. Written by Sharon Gibbon. Produced by Walter Daroshin, Gary Harvey, Bill Gray, Valerie Gray. Directed by Anne Wheeler.