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Film Screening | Operation Oblivion

Monday, 20 November 2023 - The Chinatown Pop Up Movie Club is an event-series where we showcase unique spaces in Calgary’s Chinatown, as well as share knowledge about Chinese culture through cinema. Don't miss their screening of Operation Oblivion (2013). In the darkest days of the war in the Pacific, The British ‘SOE’- an elite military team trained to facilitate espionage and sabotage - faced a critical obstacle to their operations in the Far East. How could their Allied agents infiltrate the Japanese occupied territories and establish links with the Chinese resistance without sticking out like a sore thumb? The answer came from a group of 13 Chinese Canadian civilians who volunteered for Operation Oblivion – a suicide mission that would parachute them into the heart of the Pacific theater to fight the Japanese - all without any support or recognition from their government. After more than 60 years of secrecy, the incredible stories of the men of ‘Force 136’ and the covert mission that almost changed history - are finally revealed. - Event Details