Production Team

Production Team

Deann Borshay Liem, Director/Producer, is Producer, Director, and Writer for the Emmy Award-nominated documentary, First Person Plural (Sundance, POV, 2000), Executive Producer for Spencer Nakasako’s Kelly Loves Tony (PBS, 1998) and AKA Don Bonus for which she won an Emmy Award (PBS, 1996), Co-Producer for Marianne Teleki and Hector Salgado’s Special Circumstances, and Consulting Producer for Mimi & Dona by Sophie Sartain (forthcoming on Independent Lens), among others. A Sundance Institute Fellow and a recipient of a Rockefeller Film/Video Fellowship, Liem’s film, In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee, was broadcast on POV in September 2010. Her latest film, Memory of Forgotten War (with Ramsay Liem), about the legacies of the Korean War, will be broadcast on PBS stations in May 2015, and Geographies of Kinship – The Korean Adoption Story (in post production), will be released 2016.

Ramsay Liem, Director/Producer directed and produced (with Deann Borshay Liem) the award-winning film, Memory of Forgotten War, an outgrowth of his program of work on Korean American memories and legacies of the Korean War. He is professor emeritus of psychology and visiting scholar at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. His broader interests include the intergenerational transmission of historical trauma and the social and historical contexts of Asian American identity formation. He is responsible for the oral history project “Korean American Memories and Legacies of the Korean War” and served as project director for the multi-media exhibit "Still Present Pasts: Korean Americans and the ‘Forgotten War’.” He has published numerous articles on the significance of the Korean War in the lives of Korean Americans and the social and psychological impacts of state sponsored violence.

Carrie Lozano, Story Consultant, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She was recently executive producer of documentaries for Al Jazeera America and a senior producer for the network’s Emmy and Peabody-award winning investigative series Fault Lines. Among other work, she produced the Academy Award nominated documentary “The Weather Underground” and produced and directed “Reporter Zero” about journalist Randy Shilts’ AIDS reporting. She is currently producing and directing a film about jazz pianist Fred Hersch.

Nadia Hallgren, Director of Photography, is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker from the Bronx, NY. Her camera credits include Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11, the Academy Award nominated Trouble The Water, HBO’s War Don Don, Searching for Sugarman, Tough Love, and PBS’s The New Black. As director, Nadia is a Cinereach fellow whose most recent film Love Lockdown premiered at the SXSW film festival, and won best short film at HBO’s Urbanworld film festival. Her other film Sanza Hanza, a documentary about teenage train surfers in Soweto, South Africa was acquired by PBS.

J.T. Takagi, Sound Recordist is an award-winning independent filmmaker and much sought after sound recodist. She was a Charles H. Revson fellow at Columbia University, a NVR/Rockefeller Media Fellow, a Social Justice Fellow of the Open Society Institute, and a recipient of the Steve Tatsukawa Memorial Award for Asian Pacific American Community Service in Media (1997). J.T. has directed several films on Korean peninsular and diasporic issues including Homes Apart: Korea (1991), The Women Outside (1996), and North Korea: Beyond the DMZ (2003)—the latter two with Hye-Jung Park, all of which aired on PBS. Homes Apart was the first U.S.-based film to be given permission to film in both South and North Korea.

Vivien Hillgrove, Supervising Editor, has over 40 years of experience as an editor for both narrative films and documentaries. Her documentary editing credits include Lourdes Portillo's The Devil Never Sleeps, Senorita Extraviada, and Corpus: A Home Movie For Selena; First Person Plural and In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee by Deann Borshay Liem; Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action by Roberta Grossman; Heart of the Sea; and Future of Food. The narrative films she has edited include Henry and June (picture editor) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (picture editor and supervising dialogue editor) by Phil Kaufman, among others.

Nick Liem, Production Assistant, is currently a film student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He was a student filmmaker at BAVC's The Factory and is the co-director of the award-winning student film, History in These Streets, about the Black Panther Party.

Mu Films, Channing & Popai Liem Foundation

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Production Team

Production Team

Production Team

Production Team

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  • Geographies of Kinship
  • Crossings
  • In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
  • Legacies of the Korean War
  • First Person Plural
  • Memory of Forgotten War