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The Book of Distance

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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.

2020, 25 min

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Best Immersive Story
Sandbox Immersive Festival
October 13 to November 7 2021, Beijing - China

Interactive: Youth (11-17)
World Media Festival
June 15 2021, Banff - Canada

Prix SMART
FIPADOC- Festival international documentaire
June 12 to 17 2021, Biarritz - France

Webby Winner in Virtual & Remote: Best Narrative Experience
The Webby Awards
May 18 2021, New York - USA

Best Immersive Experience
Canadian Screen Awards
May 17 to 20 2021, Toronto - Canada

VR Story Award
Beyond the Frame Festival
February 21 2021, Tokyo - Japan

Best Storytelling
XRMust XR Awards
December 30 2020, Paris - France

Best Cinematography or Visual Design
XRMust XR Awards
December 30 2020, Paris - France

Best XP of the year
XRMust XR Awards
December 30 2020, Paris - France

Outstanding Achievement in Virtual Reality Experiences
No Proscenium Awards
December 18 2020, Los Angeles - USA

Best Work in the Digital Media Division (The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize)
International Educational Program Contest Japan Prize
November 1 to 5 2020, Tokyo - Japan

FWA of the Day
Favourite Website Awards
October 25 2020, Litlington - England

VR Golden Fireball Award with a prize of 6000 USD
Kaohsiung International Film Festival
October 16 to November 11 2020, Kaohsiung - Taiwan

Prix Horizon
Festival du nouveau cinéma
October 7 to 18 2020, Montréal - Canada

Best in Animation (VIFF Immersed)
International Film Festival
September 24 to October 7 2020, Vancouver - Canada

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