Jan 15 2018If you're heading to Park City, please join me and my fellow artists from at this panel on Imagining Work in an A.I. integrated future. We will be sharing our outcomes and ideas from the Sundance New Frontiers Artist residency we were part of in 2017. The panel is on Sunday 1/21 -- more info here.
Jan 15 2018I had the honor of being on a panel with Aimee Allison and Lucy Flores at the inaugural Women's Convention about the new politics of women of color. I spoke about the documentary series I am developing with fellow WOC filmmakers about women of color running for office in 2018!
Jan 15 2018I was one of three artists selected by the Sundance Institute to participate in an artists residency with the World Building Institute at USC. The theme was The Future of Work in Los Angeles in 2037. Read more about it here.
Jan 15 2018Earlier 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.
Jan 15 2018
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.
Jan 15 2018
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.
Jan 15 2018I 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.
Jan 15 2018I 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.
Jan 15 2018I 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!
Jan 15 2018A 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!
Jan 15 2018I 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.
Jan 15 2018I 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.
Jan 15 2018I was invited to give a master class at the CNEX Chinese Doc Forum in Taipei in September, 2016.
Jan 15 2018Rent or buy a digital download of the film here
Jan 15 2018I'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.
Jan 15 2018I wrote a piece for Politico about Grace Lee Boggs, our relationship, and making American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.
Jan 15 2018If you missed the national PBS broadcast in December, the DVD is now available from the PBS store.