Cinema Truth: The Grace Lee Project (2007)
Thu, March 26, 2009 • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM • Calhoun Hall (CAL), 100
When Korean American filmmaker Grace Lee was growing up in Missouri, she was the only Grace Lee she knew. Once she left the Midwest however, everyone she met seemed to know "another Grace Lee." But why did they assume that all Grace Lees were reserved, dutiful, piano-playing overachievers? The filmmaker plunges into a funny, highly unscientific investigation into all those Grace Lees who break the mold -- from a fiery social activist to a rebel who tried to burn down her high schoOur goal with this film series is to educate people about Asian/Asian American issues of domestic violence/survivors, show Asian/Asian American females in positive roles, gender issues/cultural issues regarding gender roles (i.e. emphasis on culture, religion, etc), sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.
This event is free and open to the public.