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The Deeper They Bury Me

Angad Singh Bhalla and Ted Biggs
2015

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Angad Singh Bhalla
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Angad Singh Bhalla

Angad Singh Bhalla uses film to call attention to voices we rarely hear. His short films told the stories of Indian communities left behind by so-called development. U.A.I.L Go Back became a widely used organizing tool that helped pressure Alcan into ending its involvement in the project in a controversial mining project while Writings on the Wall was broadcast internationally by Al-Jazeera English. Passionate about using media as a means of fostering political change, Angad co-founded the production co-operative Time of Day Media. While working as a community organizer for immigrant rights, he produced videos for groups including the Service Employees International Union, Working America and the Center for Constitutional Rights.

His debut feature documentary, Herman’s House, screened at more than 40 festivals, was distributed theatrically in the US and Canada and received an Emmy award following its 2013 PBS broadcast.  His first foray into interactive storytelling, The Deeper They Bury Me: A Call from Herman Wallace, has been presented at the New York Film Festival and IDFA. A production of the National Film Board of Canada, it was named one 2015’s 12 most creative examples of digitally enabled storytelling by the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab.


Ted Biggs
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Ted Biggs

Ted Biggs has been making interactive media for 18 years, focussing over the past decade on digital work for the film and TV industries. He has produced digital media projects for all the major Canadian broadcasters and several international ones, such as Disney, Cartoon Network International, BBC, and an array of TV and film producers. His projects have garnered a number of notable award nominations and wins, including three International Emmy Award nods and two wins, two Rose D’Or wins, and Gemini, Banff, and Webby awards. Ted has also worked as a TV and documentary producer, narrator and writer, including on the award-winning feature film Shipbreakers, a collaboration with the NFB and Storyline Entertainment. He currently holds the position of Senior Producer, Digital, at Smokebomb/Shaftesbury.


Anita Lee
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Anita Lee

Anita Lee is Executive Producer and Head of Studio in Toronto for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). She is a multi-award-winning producer and founder of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.  Lee is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  From 2005 to the present, Lee produced some of the most critically acclaimed works in recent NFB history, including Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, named Best Documentary Feature by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, the Canadian Screen Awards, as well as Best Canadian Film by the Toronto Film Critics Association.

Recent films include: This is not a Movie; Hispaniola; What is Democracy (TIFF 2018, theatrical release at IFC Center); What Walaa Wants (Berlin, Hot Docs 2018 Jury Prize Best Canadian Feature Documentary, TIFF Top Ten Film, CSA nominee for Best Feature Length Documentary); Unarmed Verses (Hot Docs 2017 Best Canadian Feature Documentary, TIFF Top Ten, CSA nomination for Best Feature Documentary); A Better Man (Hot Docs 2017, Doc NYC 2017); Draw Me Close (Tribeca, Venice 2017); The Apology (Peabody Award 2019 and winner of the Cinephile Award for Best Documentary at Busan 2016). Lee also established NFB’s Creative Non-Fiction Immersive Lab in Toronto which collaborated with the CFC and Ford Foundation on the Open Immersion VR residency Lab and the NFB/NT Creative Doc VR Lab with National Theatre (UK), in 2016.

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