Borrowed from Nature

Our research archivist Linda Kawamoto Reid worked on this new CBC documentary Borrowed From Nature
Available on CBC Gem starting Nov. 13, 2020
Airs on CBC TV in BC and Alberta on Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Borrowed From Nature explores the rich and complex history of Japanese gardens in western Canada. Through the principles and design philosophy of famed Japanese-Canadian designer Roy Tomomuchi Sumi, we visit Japanese gardens in Lethbridge, AB, Vancouver, BC, and New Denver, BC, revealing hidden testaments to an enduring Japanese influence in our country.

Directed by Guillaume Carlier
Written by Linda Kawamoto Reid & Guillaume Carlier
Produced by Nicola Waugh & Gillian McKercher
Cinematography by Bryce Zimmerman
Narrated by Tim Tamashiro Produced in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation with support from Rogers Documentary Fund, Canadian Media Fund and Alberta Media Fund.