Speaker: Linda Ohama, Japanese-Canadian film director
Date/Time/Place: 19th September, 7:00, LL room Women’s University
Linda Ohama will screen and lead a discussion about her highly regarded documentary film, Obachan’s Garden. The film is a very moving and personal reflection, recounting the life of Murakami-san (Obaachan) who was one of more than 6,000 Japanese women who arrived on Canada’s shores between 1908 and 1924 as picture brides. Ohama personalizes the film experience to the fullest by opening the floor to a Q&A following the screening.
Linda resides in Vancouver, Canada and continues to produce films, write, paint, design gardens, enjoy her family and explore her deep connection to Japan. She currently sits as a board member with Chibi Taiko Society, Vancouver and the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund in Ottawa, after recently sitting on the British Columbia Arts Council Board.