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Director, scholar, Min Sook Lee visits UBC to present film work

Canadian filmmaker Min Sook Lee will be visiting UBC Okanagan’s campus next week.
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February 16, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Min Sook, a ground-breaking artist and Canadian filmmaker, will be a visiting scholar—meeting and working with students and professors in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. She has a diverse and prolific portfolio of multimedia work and films and an interdisciplinary background in labour, border politics, documentary film/video, art, and social change.

"Min Sook’s powerful and wide-ranging work in the media arts will appeal to diverse audiences,” says Ruthann Lee, assistant professor of Cultural Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus. “Her background in social and political justice combines issues of race, labour, sexuality, and gender in unexpected and profound ways.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Min Sook share her insights and award-winning film work during her stay as the FCCS Visiting Scholar," adds Lee. 

Min Sook is an assistant professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University where she teaches Art and Social Change.

Min Sook’s documentary The Real Inglorious Bastards (2012) was honoured with the Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary in 2013. Her latest documentary, Migrant Dreams (2016), a portrait of migrant workers in Canada, debuted at Hot Docs this spring.

Min Sook will spend a week on campus from February 19 to 25 working with students, faculty and participating in a series of free, public events. For details about upcoming events, contact: Ruthann Lee at ruthann.lee@ubc.ca

When: Monday, February 20, at 6 p.m.
What: Film Screening | Tiger Spirit: A Journey Through Korea's Divided Heart
Who: Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and visiting scholar
Where: Kelowna Forum, 1317 Ethel Street, Kelowna Hosted by the Okanagan Korean Culture and Knowledge Society

What: Research Seminar | Building Resistance Through Art
Who: Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and visiting scholar
When: Tuesday, February 21, 12:30 p.m.
Where: ARTS 368, Arts Building, 1147 Research Rd, UBC Okanagan
Starting a Conversation Brown Bag Series Discussion, Hosted by the Institute for Community Engaged Research

When: Wednesday, February 22, at 3:30 p.m.
What: Film Screening | Badge of Pride: Gay Cops Come Out
Who: Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and visiting scholar
Where: University Theatre, Administration Building, ADM 026, UBC Okanagan

When: Friday, February 24, at 6 p.m.
What: Film Screening & Community Forum | Migrant Dreams: Migrant Workers Resist
Who: Min Sook Lee, filmmaker and visiting scholar
Where: Mary Irwin Theatre, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna
Hosted by the AlterKnowledge Discussion Series and the Cultural Studies Annual Visiting Speaker Program.

While this event is free, preregistration is required: migrant-dreams.eventbrite.ca

Min Sook's visit is sponsored by UBC's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies; AlterKnowledge Discussion Series; Cultural Studies Annual Visiting Speaker Program; Equity and Inclusion Office; Institute for Community Engaged Research Community; Culture, and Global Studies; History and Sociology; University of Alberta Press; Okanagan Korean Culture and Knowledge Society; Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture.

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