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TEDWomen short film "How Much is Enough?"

Nov 30 2016

A short film I made that explores working mothers and time screened at the 2016 TEDWomen conference in San Francisco.  Produced with Chicken and Egg Pictures and Lifetime. Thanks to all who participated! 

POV Digital Lab

Nov 30 2016

I participated in the POV Digital Lab (formerly known as the Hackathon) along with producer Eurie Chung, interactive designer Kelly Weldon and coder Philip Rhie to create a prototype for a new interactive project we're developing.  We won the Participants Prize for KTOWN 92. More info about the event and a link to our prototype here.

2016 International Documentary Association Getting Real Conference

Nov 30 2016

I gave the opening keynote speech at the International Documentary Association's Getting Real 2016 conference.  Along with my colleagues Leo Chiang, Renee Tajima-Pena and Chi-hui Yang, I organized a gathering of Asian American filmmakers, which has since branched into an online network.  Please contact me if you'd like more information about it.

CNEX China Documentary Forum

Nov 30 2016

I was invited to give a master class at the CNEX Chinese Doc Forum in Taipei in September, 2016.

Off the Menu: Asian America - now on Itunes!

Nov 30 2016

Rent or buy a digital download of the film here

Sundance Institute Women's Initiative

Nov 30 2016

I'm very excited to be one of six fellows participating in the Sundance Institute's Women's Initiative.  You can learn more about the program here.

Remembering Grace Lee Boggs 1915-2015

Nov 30 2016

I wrote a piece for Politico about Grace Lee Boggs, our relationship, and making American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.

Off the Menu: Asian America DVD now available

Nov 30 2016

If you missed the national PBS broadcast in December, the DVD is now available from the PBS store.

GRACE LEE is an independent producer & director and writer working in both narrative and non-fiction film. She directed the 2014 Peabody Award-winning documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, which The Hollywood Reporter called ”an entertainingly revealing portrait of the power of a single individual to effect change.” The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it won its first of six audience awards before its broadcast on the PBS documentary series POV. Her previous documentary THE GRACE LEE PROJECT won multiple awards, broadcast on the Sundance Channel and was called “ridiculously entertaining” by New York Magazine and “ a funny but complex meditation on identity and cultural expectation,” by Variety.

Other feature directing credits include JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, set during the 2012 presidential campaign, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival as well as AMERICAN ZOMBIE, a personal horror film, which premiered at Slamdance and is distributed by Cinema Libre. Grace received her MFA in Film Directing from UCLA Film School where her short film BARRIER DEVICE, starring Sandra Oh and Suzy Nakamura, won a Student Academy Award. Grace returns to her alma mater and other universities frequently as a guest speaker and lecturer. She has served on panels and juries including the Independent Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival, POV’s EdComm, Center for Asian American Media, and the International Documentary Association. Most recently in 2014 and 2015, she produced and directed two documentaries for PBS: MAKERS: WOMEN IN POLITICS and OFF THE MENU: ASIAN AMERICA. She is currently a 2016 Sundance Institute Women's Initiative fellow.