November 2 (Wed)

10:30A.M. – 11:30A.M.

Showcasing “Diversity and Inclusion”

The Final Jury members will introduce short clips of this year's finalist works that explores the topic of diversity and inclusion.

  • * Simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation available
  • * Captions in real-time is avaiable via UD Talk.

* Excerpts of the films introduced in this session have been further edited and shortened for our web page.

Screening Schedule

  • See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special
    • I009 See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special
    • United States
    • It's Neighbor Day on Sesame Street and everyone has something special to share! See Us Coming Together is a special that celebrates the rich diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities as part of Sesame Workshop's ongoing racial justice initiative. The special follows the Sesame Street friends through a community celebration with new friend Ji-Young, a seven-year-old Korean American character.
  • Nanchou Nan Nan
    • E044 Nanchou Nan Nan
    • Japan
    • One out of ten people is said to have hearing difficulties. There is the misunderstanding that with hearing aids, all the hearing problems will be solved which is not correct. This animated film shows the issues people with hearing difficulties face, and how to make communication easier for them. The film is child friendly with easy to sing-along music, and the cute illustration.
  • My Life: Dancing Queen
    • E046 My Life: Dancing Queen
    • United Kingdom
    • Twelve-year-old Laleeyah lives on the Crow Creek Native American reservation in South Dakota. For several years running Laleeyah has been crowned the best young dancer on the reservation. But she has developed an illness called hyperthyroidism. As she comes to terms with her illness, Laleeyah still wants to hold on to the things she loves most: dancing, representing her tribe, and her crown.
  • Children of the Mist
    • Y028 Children of the Mist
    • Vietnam
    • Di is a 12-year-old girl living in a village lost in the Northwest Vietnam mountains. She belongs to the Hmong ethnic minority where women get married very young, enduring the controversial tradition of bride-kidnapping. While Di is fortunate enough to belong to the first generation in her community and given the opportunity to attend high school, she yearns to rebel against the expectation to marry young.
  • Brown, antiracism at the present time
    • Y031 Brown, antiracism at the present time
    • Argentina
    • In Argentina, there are people who perceive themselves as belonging to the Brown Identity collective, who say they are not white, not black, but brown. This group was born as a response to structural racism in Argentina. This episode features Argentine art and the difficulties that this group has in accessing opportunities.
  • Non Binary
    • L075 Non Binary
    • Argentina
    • Carolina, a transgender woman, tells us different stories that have allowed the LGBT community to conquer a better life. This episode is about Shanik, who never felt like a man or a woman. From a small city in Patagonia, they were able to modify Argentina’s legal system to have their ID document display “Non Binary” as their gender identity.
  • Sexy hands
    • L081 Sexy hands
    • Sweden
    • Sexy hands is the world’s first dating show in sign language where deaf singletons look for love. Round after round, where the singles only get to see the candidates’ hands, the candidates are eliminated until only one lucky date remains. Get ready for Sexy hands, inclusive, surprising, and of course romantic.
Hyunsook Chung

Hyunsook Chung

Senior Executive Producer, EBS (Korea Educational broadcasting System)

Republic of Korea

Dr Hyunsook Chung is a senior executive producer at EBS, Korea. Over a 30-year career at EBS, the ABU, and AIBD, she has specialised in children and youth programme development and international Asian co-productions.
As well as making numerous live shows, dramas, and documentaries, Hyunsook has served as EBS Head of International Relations, and as Director of the EBS International Documentary Festival. She has also been a jury member or judge at many international festivals including Japan Prize, Prix Jeunesse, Documenta Madrid, the ABU Prize, the AIBD Prize, and the BaKa Forum.
In 2004 Hyunsook initiated the first ABU children’s drama coproduction, and since then has executive-produced several award-winning coproductions – both drama and non-fiction - including “Baby on the Way”, “Future School”, “Family Asia” and most recently “Beasts of Asia”. She is currently working on a documentary coproduction about the place of food in Asian culture and families.

Tshilidzi Davhana

Tshilidzi Davhana

Genre Manager: Factual Content
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)

South Africa

Tshilidzi Davhana is a media practitioner with over 24 years in the broadcasting space and worked on radio and TV programs, design, management, and media policy. She started her career in news, and then ventured into educational and factual content where she worked with local and international media powerhouses. Tshilidzi worked with some of big names in broadcasting such as NHK on projects like “Discover Science,” “FACES” to mention the few, participated in the World Forum of Broadcasting in 2011 hosted by Jalisco TV in Mexico, Panelist at the 2010 Inter-Cultural Dialogues in broadcasting in Chile amongst the few. Her zeal for learning led her to be a recipient of Public Media Alliance Travel Broadcast bursar in 2015 of which she traveled to Canada and hosted by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She has worked on TV shows which were screened at INPUT and Prix Jeunesse. Her involvement with NHK offered her an opportunity as a preliminary juror for Japan Prize 2019.

Nabeelah Shabbir

Nabeelah Shabbir

Freelance Journalist and Senior Research Associate,
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)


Nabeelah Shabbir is a British-Pakistani freelance journalist, formerly of British newspaper The Guardian, with stints at the Financial Times, The Correspondent and Twitter. She has co-authored several journalism research reports at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) at the University of Oxford, and the Washington-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), where she is a Senior Research Associate. She has lived and worked in Cologne, Brussels, Paris, London and Oxford, and is now based in Amsterdam. She has many years of experience in transnational, cross-border storytelling and journalistic collaboration in legacy newsrooms, media research institutes, and news start-ups.

Dimitra Kouzi

Dimitra Kouzi

Journalists / Director / Producer / Educator
Kouzi Productions


Dimitra Kouzi is a documentary filmmaker, writer, educator, and producer. Her background is in communication (Ludwig Maximilians Universität Munich) and photography. Since 2008, she has been involved with documentary in every creative role. In 2016 she founded KinderDocs Festival for children and young audiences, bringing creative documentary into major contemporary art museums. Her latest documentary, “Passage to Europe,” earned the Japan Foundation President’s Prize (the Japan Prize 2021). Her personal work explores topics such as communication and networks, the change process, and sustainable lifestyles. She worked for more than 18 years as a TV and print journalist and C.E. in Greece and Germany (ERT, ARTE, ZDF, DW). She is currently working on a documentary about Mit Mitropoulos (Galaxidi). Her latest short film, “Do-Nothing Farming,” was part of an exhibition at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall. She is fluent in Greek, English, and German.