Book of Distance


Available from 6 to 20 June and 6 to 17 July in Museum of Other Realities

Book of Distance

Original title: The Book of Distance

Format: 6 DoF

Directed by: Randall Okita

Produced by: David Oppenheim

Team: Written and directed by Randall Okita / Produced by David Oppenheim /Executive Producer Anita Lee / Creator: Randall Okita / Producer : National Film Board of Canada


The Book of Distance is a room-scale interactive virtual reality experience that imagines new possibilities for personal storytelling.

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. Three generations later, his grandson, artist Randall Okita, leads us on an interactive virtual pilgrimage through an emotional geography of immigration and family to recover what was lost.