David Suzuki drama debut rolls this weekend

In Tora, the 75-year-old scientist and host of The Nature of Things signed up to play a former WWII internment camp inmate looking to uncover what happened to his 9-year-old daughter.
David Suzuki - Tora

David Suzuki kicks off his acting career at this weekend’s Women in Film Festival in Vancouver.

In Tora, the 75-year-old scientist and host of The Nature of Things signed up to play a former WWII internment camp inmate looking to uncover what happened to his 9-year-old daughter. Canada interned over 22,000 people of Japanese descent during the war – the majority of whom were Canadian citizens.

Tora is produced by Mountain Lake Films; written and directed by Glen Samuel and Wendy Ord; and produced by Samuel, Ord and DOP James Tocher. The 30-minute film co-stars Kate Bateman, Kevan Ohtsji and Krista Shepard.

The film will simultaneously make its Canadian, Australian and US festival premieres the first week in March.