Diversity, inclusion, representation—what do they really mean? On the heels of the international premiere of Always in Season, producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson of Multitude Films explores why the question, “Who is telling whose story to whom, and why?” should be at the centre of the making of every documentary film.
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Lisa Valencia-Svensson, Producer & Head of Operations, Multitude Films
Lisa is an Emmy Award–winning producer and Head of Operations at Multitude Films. She co-produced Always in Season, which won the Special Jury Award for Moral Urgency at Sundance 2019. She produced Call Her Ganda (Tribeca 2018), nominated for the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Documentary. Her first documentary Herman's House (Full Frame 2012) won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming, and broadcast on POV. Her second feature Migrant Dreams (Hot Docs 2016) won the Canadian Hillman Prize, Canadian Association of Journalists award, and broadcast on Al Jazeera. Other credits include The World Before Her (Tribeca 2012) and Laila at the Bridge (CPH:DOX 2018).