Linda Ohama is an independent documentary filmmaker, writer, educator and visual artist. Born and raised on a family potato farm in the small prairie community of Rainier, Alberta. Ohama is a third generation Canadian, whose grandparents immigrated to Canada from Japan in the early 1900’s.
Known for her docu-drama, Obaachan's Garden, nominated for a Genie Award Best Feature Documentary, winner of three Audience Choice Awards (Vancouver, Newport Beach, and Turin Italy International Film Festivals), and 5 Leo Awards including Best Director and Best Writer of Documentary.
Her most recent feature documentary, Tohoku no Shingetsu: A New Moon Over Tohoku, was nominated for Best International Documentary at the Rome Independent Film Festival.