Lectures, Seminars & Services (in English or with translator) given on the following areas:
Presentations: Screening of selected film work accompanied by in-depth discussion of the subject material, research and the process of creating the work, highlighted by behind-the-scene stories.
Workshops and Seminars on "Producing an independent film from a filmmaker's POV": the process of independent film making from subject, funding, writing, research, production, post-production and distribution.
The cultural, historical and political histories of Canadians of Japanese ancestry and women in a multi-cultural society.
The role of history, culture and geography in our lives.
Preserving family stories and personal history.
Canadian culture and stories for young people.
Mentoring young film makers and artists.
One on one support for professional film makers and artists, through script reading, screenings of rough edits, and discussions.
SPECIAL LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
AN INVITATION TO JOIN THE EXPERIENCE with Linda Ohama
Special lectures back by popular demand!
2013 lectures & presentations
January 15, 2013 Film Class-Guest lecture, Chukyo University, Nagoya
January 17, 2013 Film Class-Guest lecture, Chukyo University, Nagoya
April 18, 2013 Cross Cultural Studies lecture, Tohoku Fukushi University, Professor Takahashi
April 29, 2013 Research Methods lecture, Aichi Shokutoku University, Professor Mika Toff
April 30, 2013 Presentation on Tohoku, Aichi Shokutoku University, Professor Mika Toff
May 2, 2013 Tohoku and Filming Techniques and Process, Aichi Medical University, Professor Tak Yamamori
September 23-25, 2013 International Career Seminar, Utsunomiya Uninversity, Matsuo Tamaki, Dean of International Studies Faculty
October, 2013 JSAC International Conference, guest presentation, University of Saskatoon, Canada, Prof. Carin Holroyd
October 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Class, University of Saskatoon, Faculty of Fine Arts, Prof Keith Bell
October, 2013 Inspiration and Passion, Department of Asian Religion, Prof George Keyworth
November, 2013 Kaisai Private High School, Tokyo, Lectures in English: creative expression
December, 2013 Aoyama University, Faculty of English Studies, Tokyo, Prof Joseph Dias and Prof Gregory Strong
December 2013 Research Methods lectures, Aichi Shokutoku University, Professor Mika Toff
January 30- February 4, 2014 Community International New Energy Conference, organized by Mr. Tetsuro Iida, Tokyo and different locations in Fukushima province
June 4, 2012 Symposium "One Year after the Tohoku Earthquake-looking back on the media coverage and the Aid"Special speaker and panel member, Kanda University, Tokyo, Contact person: Professor Norie Yazu and Prof. Fujita, Director of MULC, special Lecture on Film, showing Obaachan's Garden
June 11-22, 2012 Series of Creative Writing Class presentations, Expressing Yourself through Writing, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya, Contact person Prof. Mika Toff
June 15 and 22, 2012 Film making class presentations, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya, Contact person Prof Bev Curran
June 19, 2012 Special interactive Reactions to Tohoku Seminars with Senior Medical Students, Aichi Medical University, Nagoya, Contact person Prof Tak Yamamori
June 5, 2012 English Lectures-Aoyama University, Tokyo, Contact person Prof Gregory Strong
June and July 2012 Volunteer presentations and lectures to students of Sendai University, GOZAIN, English Study groups of junior high, and local community groups in Tohoku
October 11, 2012 Life Writing Lecture, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya
Writing for Business Lecture--How to raise over $250,000, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya
November 3-10 Exhibition of photographs and poems "Tohoku no Shingetsu", International University of Kagoshima Gallery, Kagoshima
November 10, 2012 International Exchange Special Guest Lecture: Cloth Letters in Tohoku, International University of Kagoshima, Contact Satoko Fukudome, coordinator
November 24, 2012 Speaker, Making A Difference, Toyohashi JALT, Contact Toyohashi JALT
November 25, 2012 Guest presentation, The Cloth Letters and How Young People Can Express Themselves, Tokyo KAISEI Boys High School, Tokyo
November 27, 2012 Writing for Business Special Lecture, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya, Prof Mika Toff
November 28, 2012 Lectures, Poems from Tohoku, Aoyama University, Tokyo
November 29, 2012 Living Beyond Borders: International Citizenship Guest Lecture, Aichi Shokutoku University, Nagoya
Some lectures and presentations 2011
2nd Annual Kanto Plain International Schools Film Festival, Tokyo, Guest Presenter in May, 2011
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
Dawn Center, Osaka Prefectural Women's Center, Osaka
LIST OF SOME LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS 2010
Nagoya's Women's Center (Tunagaretto Nagoya), Guest presenter,
"Canadian Sansei Film Director: Some Personal Experiences In Japan"
Nagoya University, "Living in Multicultural Canada", Graduate Seminar, Professor Armstrong
Nagakute University, Nagoya, Professor Namba
Hoshigaoka Campus, Nagakute University, Nagoya, Professor Toff
Aichi Shukutoku University, Women Studies, "Roots and Branches: the Challenges that face our yonsei and gosei children"
Professor Mitoko Hirabayashi, Chukyo University, Dept of British and American Studies, "Discussions with Obaachan's Garden", Professor Armstrong
Chukyo University, Film Workshop Class, "Ishizue", Professor Curran
Kochi JALT, Kochi CIty, Shikoku
Kochi Womens' University Faculty of Inter-Cultural Studies, "Ishizue: Roots and Branches", Professor Ioroi and Professor Waller
Onomichi University, Design Department, "A Sense of Onomichi", Professor Tamura
Gifu Shotoku GakuenUniversity, Gifu City, Professor Hirose
Shinkyo-ji Temple, Gifu. "Ishizue: the role of the roots"
Rin-yo-ji Temple, Gifu, "Stories from a Sansei Director in Japan"
Gifu City, International Exchange Association, Gifu-Canada Association, "Views from a sansei film director"
Nanzan University, Faculty of Foreign Studies, 2 day Workshop & Lecture,"The role of history, culture and geography in our lives", Professor Bonn
Meiji University, Tokyo, School of Political Sciences, Professor Yazu, Professor Obata
Kanda University of International Studies, Tokyo, Introduction to Canadian Studies class, Professor Yazu
Okinawa JALT 30th Anniversary Celebrations, Special guest speaker
Meio University, English and Foreign Language Studies, Professor Latham
US Kadena Forces Base, Okinawa, 'Living with History and Culture", Kadena High School seniors classes
Chukyo University, Special Seminar, "Filmmaking and the Japanese Canadian Experience: a personal view"
Aoyama University, English Department, two lectures, Professor Strong
Yokohama National University, Professor Yamade
St. Marys International School, "Sharing Family History & Stories", Vice-Principal Mr. Andrew Cross
(Please see 'Lectures & Classes' for comments on lectures from professors and students)