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