Lisa Valencia-Svensson


Public bio

Lisa Valencia-Svensson is an award-winning documentary film producer based in Toronto. Her first feature length documentary Herman’s House won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was broadcast on the prestigious PBS documentary series POV. Her second feature Migrant Dreams was a Top Ten Audience Favourite at Hot Docs, and will be broadcast on TVO and OMNI. She has associate produced several films, including Emmy nominated The World Before Her, which have broadcast internationally, and which have screened and won awards at festivals including TIFF, Tribeca, and Hot Docs. Her passion is for film projects which explore issues of inequality and social justice, and which encourage audiences to view their world through a constructively critical and creatively unique lens.