Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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The Space We Hold

Witness the stories of “the Grandmothers”—women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese army during World War II.

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 World War II. 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.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Tiffany Hsiung, Christopher Kang
With:Patricia Lee, David Oppenheim

Available formats

Official website

http://spacewehold.nfb.ca