Oct 03 2017Earlier this year, I was an adviser for the Sundance Institute Documentary Story and Edit Lab in Beijing, which was organized by CNEX/CCDF. I wrote about my experience working with a Chinese filmmaking team and how collaboration leads to creative breakthroughs. Read it here.
Oct 03 2017
K-TOWN ’92, an interactive online documentary disrupts mainstream narratives of the 1992 Los Angeles riots/uprising/civil unrest while uplifting perspectives that have been overlooked. Users will be able to explore interviews, and archival footage from the past and present, allowing a diverse cross section of Angelenos to share their stories. Visit http://ktown92.com. Made possible with the generous support of Just Films, Ford Foundation, California Humanities and the Center for Asian American Media.
Oct 03 2017
As a companion piece to K-Town'92, I directed a short documentary film, K-TOWN ’92 Reporters, (15 min.) that explores the experiences of several journalists of color during the 1992 civil unrest. The short premiered exclusively on Facebook Live on April 29th, 2017, presented WORLD Channel who will broadcast the film nationally during the month May (dates and times TBD). Watch K-Town'92 Reporters.
Oct 03 2017I recently travelled to Chennai and Bhubaneswar, India as an envoy for the American Film Showcase -- a partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the U.S. State Department. I spoke at various schools, doing workshops and screenings of my film "Off the Menu: Asian America," as well as engaging with audiences around "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," "Makers: Women in Politics" and "Janeane from Des Moines. More about the program here.
Oct 03 2017I am one of five recipients of the Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. The program recognizes and elevates five experienced women directors with unique voices who are poised to reach new heights and to continue to be strong filmmaker-advocates for urgent issues and creative visions. More info on the award and the recipients here.
Oct 03 2017I am on executive producer on a documentary about the Radical Monarchs, an alternate girl scout group based in Oakland, CA for young girls of color. We collaborated with The Guardian Documentaries to create this short film on them. Feature film still in progress!
Oct 03 2017A 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!
Oct 03 2017I 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.
Oct 03 2017I 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.
Oct 03 2017I was invited to give a master class at the CNEX Chinese Doc Forum in Taipei in September, 2016.
Oct 03 2017Rent or buy a digital download of the film here
Oct 03 2017I'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.
Oct 03 2017I wrote a piece for Politico about Grace Lee Boggs, our relationship, and making American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.
Oct 03 2017If you missed the national PBS broadcast in December, the DVD is now available from the PBS store.