Canada｜2020｜Interactive｜Colour｜25min｜English｜None Subtitle｜Animation, Drama｜2 seats | General Audience
★ 2020 Kaohsiung Film Festival – VR Golden Fireball Award
★ 2020 Venice Film Festival
★ 2020 Tribeca Film Festival
In 1935, Yonezo Okita left his home in Hiroshima, Japan, and began a new life in Canada. Then war and state-sanctioned racism changed everything—he became the enemy. On an interactive virtual pilgrimage, his grandson leads us to recover what was lost.
Randall Okita is a Canadian artist and filmmaker whose work employs sculpture, technology, physically challenging performances or stunt work, and rich cinematography. His work has been shown in both group and solo exhibition, awarded internationally, and screened at festivals around the world, including retrospective screenings of his short-film catalogue in San Francisco and Toronto. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Okita lives and works in Toronto and Japan.
David Oppenheim is a producer at the Ontario Studio where his recent credits include Agence, The Book of Distance, Draw Me Close, the Webby award-winning Universe Within, the final chapter of the NFB’s Highrise project, and the interactive documentary The Space We Hold which was awarded the Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award, the Best Original Interactive Production at the Canadian Screen Awards, and the Columbia University Digital Dozen Storytelling Award. David is currently producing a number of creative non-fiction film, interactive, and immersive projects and leading the studio’s XR lab. He is a past resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab.