BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 91: “AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY,” CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER GRACE LEE BOGGS DOC WITH DIRECTOR GRACE LEE
Grace Lee Boggs is one of the great unlikely civil rights pioneers of America. Chinese-American, she has spent years among the disenfranchised communities of Detroit espousing direct citizen action to improve society, and her story is told in the documentary, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY by director, Grace Lee, who joins BYOD to discuss the film and the moving story behind the chronicle of an American treasure.
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BYOD is hosted by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
Grace Lee is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker of both fiction and documentary films. Her feature film about the 2012 Presidential campaign, JANEANE FROM DES MOINES, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to that, she wrote and directed AMERICAN ZOMBIE, which premiered at Slamdance and SXSW before being released by Cinema Libre. She also produced and directed THE GRACE LEE PROJECT, a feature documentary on Asian American identity and stereotypes that was broadcast on Sundance Channel and is distributed by Women Make Movies. Grace received her MFA in Directing from UCLA Film School, where her thesis film BARRIER DEVICE, won a Student Academy Award and Directors Guild of America award. She is the recipient of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Digital Media, a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, the PPP Pusan Prize as well as funding from the NEA, Center for Asian American Media, Chicken and Egg Pictures and the Ford Foundation. She is currently producing and directing a documentary for PBS about Asian American food culture and has released, American Revolutionary.
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
00:17 Welcoming Grace Lee to the show.
02:27 The Grace Lee Project as a journey that lead to Grace Lee Boggs.
03:59 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, Clip.
08:04 Why do we care about Grace Lee Boggs?
15:00 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, Clip.
16:45 The impact of being a Chinese-American woman.
22:22 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, Clip: Marx in 30 seconds.
25:40 Relating to the struggle of Black people in America.
29:30 Grace embraces technology.
35:01 The clock of the universe.
40:31 AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY, Clip.
Posted on June 13, 2013 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by Ondi Timoner
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