The Book of Distance by Randall Okita
Produced by David Oppenheim (National Film Board of Canada)
Canada, 2020, Virtual Reality, 25 minutes, French/English/Japanese/Korean.
1935. Yonezo Okita left his home in Hiroshima, Japan, and began a new life in Canada. Three generations later, his grandson, artist Randall Okita, leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through the emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.
*Winner - Horizon Prize, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, 2021
*Winner - Prix SMART, Festival international du documentaire, 2021
*Winner - Best Immersive Experience, Canadian Screen Awards, 2021