Thomas Watson knows that Yvonne Holman, his grandmother, spent several years of her life in a Japanese Concentration Camp in Java Indonesia during WWII. However, his grandmother never openly spoke about her concentration camp experience, and would refuse to answer questions on the topic when asked. When she passed-away in 2014 she left many unanswered questions that keep haunting the family.
Tormented by the loss and the silence of his grandmother, Thomas turns to his family to find out what they know of the story. However his quest is frustrated by his family’s fear to reopen the wound that Yvonne had fought so hard to recover from. He then travels to Lampersari concentration camp, in Indonesia, hoping to find the testimonies of camp survivors who might be able to answer his questions. He discovers though, that just like what his grandmother did with her own story, a whole nation has turned its back against its past, and by doing so, has left a void in the collective memory. It is as if a page in a history book had been torn out.
As he tries to seek out the truth, he slowly realises that his quest is not about uncovering a past lost but documenting the process of erasure of memory.