The Space We Hold
The interactive web documentary The Space We Hold is a direct provocation to audiences to bear witness to the testimonies of three former “comfort women” who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during WWII. The experience guides the user from a solitary act of witnessing to become part of a collective, networked response to the grandmothers. The Space We Hold provides a unique window into the challenges of reconciliation and what it means to bear witness to testimonies of sexual violence in a digital age.

Co-presented by Sheffield Doc Fest
Tiffany Hsiung, Christopher Kang, Patricia Lee and The National Film Board of Canada
Tiffany Hsiung is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. She spent nine years documenting the lives of survivors of military sexual slavery during World War II for her first feature-length documentary, The Apology. Chris Kang is a community builder with over 15 years of experience working with socially excluded communities. He was an Associate Producer on The Apology. Prior to Cult Leader, Patricia Lee was the Production Executive of Digital Content and Engagement for Corus Entertainment’s 13 TV networks. She has created factual programs at CBC TV and is the coeditor of Han Kut: Critical Art and Writing by Korean Canadian Women.