The filmmaker Kagan Goh discusses his new documentary Stolen Memories, which chronicles a personal story of his finding the family that owned a photo album that had been lost during the Japanese internment during World War II. He discusses the movie, which airs on Omni television 04 March 2012, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.
The filmmaker Kagan Goh joins me now. His personal film Stolen Memories is having its world television premiere this Sunday, 04 March 2012 on Omni Television. I’ve seen a bit of the documentary already, and it’s a fascinating, moving film about this photo album that Mr. Goh seeks to return to a Japanese Canadian family who’d lost it during the internment of the Second World War. The effort he goes through, as well as the people he encounters along the way, helpful and supportive, and not-so helpful and not-so supportive is interesting to watch as it reflects and illuminates the cultures involved—Japanese, Japanese Canadian, Canadian, Chinese—and the history and times—the war time period of internment, and the confluence of all that in the 15 years it took to make this movie. The film airs in BC, Alberta and Ontario on OMNI this Sunday at 9.00pm, which is channel 8 here in Vancouver. If you’re in Vancouver, Mr. Goh will be hosting a premiere presentation beginning at 7.30pm at the W2 Media Café at 111 West Hastings, where he’ll do a Q&A as well. Admission is by donation. Visit www.stolenmemoriesmovie.com for more information. Kagan Goh is a filmmaker who studied film at Ryerson. His documentary Mind Fuck won several awards. He was born in Singapore and lives here in Vancouver. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Kagan Goh; Mr. Goh, good morning.