Story Booth Media is a production company founded by filmmaker Karen Cho.


Through a critical lens, Story Booth Media seeks to create projects that are tools for social debate, political change, or cultural revenge.

Our films are diverse exploring topics of immigration, social justice, identity and belonging. We are interested in unearthing forgotten histories and revealing hidden truths.


It all boils down to a compelling story that needs to be told.

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    Things Left Unsaid (Family Secrets)

    Currently in post-production, Things Left Unsaid (Family Secrets), is an experimental docu-fiction that explores the notion of family secrecy and what “truths” lay hidden beneath old family photos and home movies. The film pieces together iconic …

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    Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada

    Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? This feature documentary zeroes in on key concerns such as violence against women, …

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    Seeking Refuge

    Five asylum seekers set out on the lengthy journey to be accepted as refugees in Canada. Plunging into the experiences, hopes and struggles of asylum seekers looking for protection, Seeking Refuge follows newly-arrived claimants awaiting their hearings and …

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    In the Shadow of Gold Mountain

    Filmmaker Karen Cho travels from Montreal to Vancouver to uncover stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted …

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  • Projects

    Our films are diverse exploring topics of immigration, social justice, identity and belonging.

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