The Missing Tourist
Feature Documentary produced for CBC Docs
The documentary tells the story of Atsumi Yoshikubo’s mysterious disappearance and the urgent missing person investigation that followed, with the RCMP ultimately – and controversially – concluding that the 45-year-old doctor “arrived in Yellowknife with a plan to go into the wilderness alone and become a missing person.. This documentary sheds new light on the investigation and goes beyond the events covered in the news to find out what really happened to Atsumi Yoshikubo. Tracing Atsumi’s journey from a small prefecture in southern Japan to the wilderness of the Northwest Territories – including interviews with family, friends and colleagues in Japan as well as media, police officials and members of the community in Yellowknife who were among the last to see her – the film attempts to bring a sense of closure to one of the most unsettling mysteries of the Canadian North in recent memory.