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Making an Impact: Q&A with Filmmaker Grace Lee of ‘American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs’

By Neelanjana Banerjee This is an edited version of an interview that appeared on the Center for Asian American Media’s website. Filmmaker Grace Lee’s documentary and narrative films investigate how one’s identity and ideas influence the world around them. Whether it is her acclaimed first feature-length film “The Grace Lee Project,” which investigates the lives of […]

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“Off the Menu: Asian America” Highlights the Stories and Traditions of People Behind the Dishes

By Momo Chang This blog is an edited version of an article that appeared on the Center for Asian American Media’s website. Award-winning director Grace Lee’s “Off the Menu: Asian America” explores the stories of people behind the food, focusing on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. From the Gulf Coast of Texas to Wisconsin’s heartland to […]

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Instrumental Journeys, Asian-American Musicians

By Liza Solberg Follow three Asian-American musicians on their individual journeys to be discovered and find themselves. Whether fighting for social justice, rising to stardom or connecting with the music from their roots, Chris Iijima, Jake Shimabukuro and Florante share their stories through the beauty and power of music. “A Song for Ourselves“ This documentary follows […]

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‘Off the Menu’: A Conversation with Grace Lee

Making its world premiere this week at San Francisco’s CAAMFest is the latest documentary “Off the Menu,” from Los Angeles-based filmmaker Grace Lee, the director of “The Grace Lee Project” and “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs.” Lee’s hour-long piece is an inquiry into how to define “Asian America” – through that thing that is […]

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CAAMFest 2015 Highlights: March 20-22

The CAAMFest Asian American film festival began on March 12 and continues until March 22. Though the winners have already been announced, there are still numerous film screenings and events, including a Closing Night Party with LUCKYRICE culinary festival founder Danielle Chang, the subject of the CAAMFest documentary “Lucky Chow.” Here’s a glimpse at some […]

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Spotlight on Benson Lee’s CAAMFEST Opening Night Film ‘Seoul Searching’

Thursday, March 12 marks the first day of CAAMFest 2015, which kicks off with the opening night film “Seoul Searching,” directed by Benson Lee. “Seoul Searching” — starring an ensemble class that includes Justin Chon, Jessica Van, Heejun Han, Rosalina Leigh, Crystal Kay and more — premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is an homage […]

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