Asian Heritage Month | Keynote, Min Sook Lee

Asian Heritage Month
May 05

Join us
for a keynote presentation by Min Sook Lee
on Activating Media for Social Change

The presentation will focus on the critical intersections of art and social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Zoom Platform

Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed feature documentaries, including: Donald Brittain Gemini winner Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini nominated El Contrato and Canadian Screen Award winner, The Real Inglorious Bastards.

 

Lee is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, Mayworks, has named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour.

Lee’s most recent feature, Migrant Dreams tells the undertold story of migrant workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) that treats foreign workers as modern-day indentured labourers. In 2017, Migrant Dreams was awarded Best Labour Documentary by the Canadian Journalists Association and garnered the prestigious Canadian Hillman Prize which honours journalists whose work identifies important social and economic issues in Canada.

Lee is an Assistant Professor at OCAD University, her area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art and social change in labour, border politics, migration and social justice movements.

 

For more information or to register contact mohawk.events [at] mohawkcollege.ca

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