KOTO: THE LAST SERVICE

Directed by Joella Cabalu

After being open for over 40 years, reflections and memories are shared by employees and customers alike of its impact in the Campbell River community on its last day in service.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. 

About the Filmmaker: Joella Cabalu is a Filipino-Canadian documentary filmmaker based in Vancouver. It Runs in the Family (2015) was her first mid-length documentary, receiving Audience Choice Awards at the Seattle Asian Film Festival and Vancouver Queer Film Festival and a special jury mention at CAAMFest for the Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary. Since then, she has worked as a producer, supporting emerging women directors in creating critically acclaimed short documentaries, including On Falling (Tribeca 2020), Biker Bob’s Posthumous Adventure (Lunenburg 2019), Do I Have Boobs Now? (Slamdance 2017), and FIXED! (DOXA 2017). Currently, she is producing her first feature documentary Back Home with support from the Telefilm Talent to Watch fund. Koto: The Last Service marks her return to the director’s seat, exploring stories about intimacies, identities, and relationships.

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