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The Space We Hold

Tiffany Hsiung, Chris Kang, Patricia Lee
2017

Selections and Awards

  • Best Interactive DocumentaryPeabody-Facebook Futures of Media Awards 2017

  • Nominee - Best Visual Design, Function (Mobile Sites & Apps - Features)Webby Awards 2018

  • Best Original Interactive ProductionCanadian Screen Awards 2018

  • World PremiereSheffield Doc/Fest 2017

  • Official SelectionFuture of Story Telling 2017

  • Official SelectionYorkton Film Festival 2018

  • Storytelling AwardDigital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling Awards - 2018

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Team


Tiffany Hsiung
Director
Biography
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Photo : Kevin Kelly


Tiffany Hsiung

Tiffany Hsiung is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. Her approach to storytelling is driven by the relationships she builds with people.

Since 2009, Hsiung has been documenting the lives of survivors of military sexual slavery during World War II, inflicted by the Japanese Imperial Army, for her first feature-length film, The Apology (2015). For the past six years, Hsiung has been advocating in communities and universities across North America for the grandmothers (survivors known as “comfort women”), as they fight for justice, by sharing their stories. Her most recent presentation at the United Nations in New York brought to light one of history’s greatest and unresolved injustices on the world stage for human-rights issues.

Hsiung’s work is grounded in cross-cultural and intergenerational themes and is intended to inspire younger generations and viewers to learn about their own culture—and social responsibility—in the global community.


Chris Kang
Content Lead (Director)
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Chris Kang

Chris Kang is a community builder with over 15 years experience working with socially excluded communities and 7 years of designing, implementing, and evaluating award-winning approaches to education and community health. He is Executive Director of the Schools Without Borders (SWB), which he co-founded when he was 22. Since 2003, SWB has raised over $4 million to engage over 5,000 participants in practical and culturally relevant learning, reinvest $1.5 million in local economies, generate over $1 million in youth employment, and build a growing network of over 50 learning organizations around the world. Chris helped launch the Garden of Gramacho Film Collective, famous for teaching young people how to make films on South America’s largest landfill in Brazil. Chris’ students produced small videos and posted them online, eventually resulting in them becoming the main subjects of the Academy Award-nominated film Wasteland. Chris is an Associate Producer on The Apology.


Patricia Lee
Producer (Director)
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Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee creates content across platforms.  Prior to forming Cult Leader, Patricia oversaw a slate of award-winning Original TV Convergent Media properties as the Production Executive of Digital Content and Engagement for Corus Entertainment’s 13 TV networks. There, Patricia oversaw the development and production of over 50 convergent TV/Digital properties. Patricia’s wide-ranging expertise includes the creation of factual programmes at CBC Television, work in independent film production, programming at various media arts festivals, and co-authoring and editing an anthology of short stories, art and academic writing by Korean-Canadian Women. Prior to this, Patricia worked at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children, Education Wife Assault, The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund as an advocate working to end gender-based violence. She holds an HBA in English Literature and Women & Gender Studies from The University of Toronto and is an alumnus of The Canadian Film Centre’s Interactive Art and Entertainment Programme.


David Oppenheim
Producer
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David Oppenheim

David Oppenheim is a producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s Ontario Studio where his recent credits include Draw Me Close, an immersive theatre production made in collaboration with the National Theatre (UK) and the Webby award-winning Universe Within, the final chapter of the NFB’s HIGHRISE project. Recent film credits include Randall Okita’s short documentary Moving Through Music and Brett Story’s World in a City, part of the global Big Cities short-documentary project. He is currently producing a number of documentary film, interactive, and immersive projects including the studio’s creative non­fiction VR lab in partnership with the National Theatre, and the upcoming interactive documentary The Space We Hold, a companion to the NFB feature documentary, The Apology. He is a past resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab.

Credits

A CO-PRODUCTION BY
CULT LEADER
&
THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA

DIRECTED BY / CREATED BY
TIFFANY HSIUNG
CHRISTOPHER KANG
PATRICIA LEE

PRODUCED BY
PATRICIA LEE for CULT LEADER

DAVID OPPENHEIM for NFB

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
ANITA LEE (NFB)

FEATURING
“THE GRANDMOTHERS”
GIL WON-OK
ADELA REYES BARROQUILLO
CAO HEI MAO

ORIGINAL FOOTAGE SHOT AND DIRECTED BY
TIFFANY HSIUNG

INTERACTIVE DESIGN
MATTHEW NISH-LAPIDUS

ADDITIONAL DESIGN
EVELYNE AU-NAUVIOZ

ROMAN LIPSITZ

ORIGINAL MUSIC & INTERACTIVE SOUND DESIGN
DAFYDD HUGHES

VIDEO EDITOR
TIFFANY BEAUDIN

WRITTEN BY
STACEY MAY FOWLES

NARRATION WRITTEN BY
MARJORIE CHAN

PROGRAMMING & DEVELOPMENT BY
ART & SCIENCE

CO-DIRECTOR OF USER EXPERIENCE
SPENCER SAUNDERS – ART & SCIENCE

KIRK CLYNE – ART & SCIENCE

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
DAVID PELL – ART & SCIENCE

DATA VISUALIZATION
ANDOR SALGA – ART & SCIENCE

DAVID TRAN – ART & SCIENCE

DEVELOPER
THIAGO LOUREIRO

SOUND MIX PROVIDED BY
KAP AUDIO    
                                                         

SOUND MIXER
KYLE PETERS

ONLINE/COLOUR CORRECT
KEVIN RILEY

TRANSMEDIA CONSULTANT
SIOBHAN O’FLYNN

USER EXPERIENCE CONSULTANTS
MILENA VUJANCOVIC

PRIAM GIVORD
KARIN VON OMPTEDA
AYLWIN LO

FOR CULT LEADER

PRODUCTION ACCOUNTING
JAE GOLD ENTERTAINMENT ACCOUNTANTS

LEGAL
CARL BRUNTDLAND

RONAN LEVY

INSURED BY
FRONT ROW INSURANCE

FOR NFB

SENIOR PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
JENNIFER BERTLING

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
CARLY KASTNER

POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
MARK WILSON

STUDIO ADMINISTRATOR
STEFANIE BRANTNER
LESLIE ANNE POYNTZ

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
MARCUS MATYAS

KEVIN RILEY 

MARKETING MANAGER
TAMMY PEDDLE
MELISSA WHEELER

ASSISTED BY
FLORENT PREVELLE

PUBLICIST
JENNIFER MAIR

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
KATHRYN RUSCITO

SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
SERGIU RAUL SUCIO

TECHNICAL CONSULTATION
DANA DANSEREAU

OPERATIONS MANAGER, DIGITAL STUDIO
JANINE STEELE

BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
PETER KALLIANIOTIS

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE/PHOTOGRAPHS
ADAM JONES

Ph.D./GLOBAL PHOTO ARCHIVE/FLICKR
©2009 SAMER MUSCATI
© 2015 SAMER MUSCATI/HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

THANK YOU
CHRIS DUNN

KIM GIBSON
ERIN CREASEY
KAROLINA TOMASZEWKSA
YUJING TIAN
SHAHRZAD NAKHAI
HEATHER EVANS
ZHANG SHUANG BING

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

 



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