With a lush green outdoor background, Hazel looks straight into the camera with a smile, sporting a light yellow sweater with an elegant gold necklace.

Hazel 한결 Kang She/her


Hazel 한결 Kang (she/her) is an uninvited guest on the stolen lands of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ, xʷməθkwəy̓əmm, and Stó:lō peoples, to whom she is eternally indebted for their wisdom and gracious stewardship on Turtle Island. Hazel’s own roots are in Jeju Island of Korea, whose historical and ongoing imperialist occupation informs her relationship to the ancestral land, as well as her continual learning and embodying of collective liberation. Hazel is fascinated by the generative and re-generative function of art as a flowing channel for generational trauma, authenticity, and the incredible, mobilizing force of love. 

Hazel studied film and psychology in Tkaronto in the stolen lands of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples. Her experience of programming the Toronto Korean Film Festival marked the start of her career in non-profit arts. She finds joy in facilitating spaces that resist the settler-colonial powers by fearlessly honoring the systemically oppressed, objectified, and erased cultural expressions.

Hazel loves talking about any films that intrigue the eye or the inner voice of curiosity, but she has a bias for beautiful crafts of horror. She pursues her own art in acting which has been a practice of coming home to herself. On a sunny day, she can be seen ardently soaking in every bit of the sunshine with her 8-year-young golden retriever, Lincoln.