Friday, September 26, 2008

Independent Filmmaker, Loni Ding, on campus Thursday, 10/2

Thursday, October 2, 2008, Wang Center Theatre, 12:50-2:10 pm.

4-time Emmy Award winning independent filmmaker, Loni Ding, will discuss her latest documentary projects and her passion for social justice. Ding, who is a recipient of an honorary doctorate from SBU in 2002 for her pioneering work in Asian American film and activism, teaches at UC Berkeley. Her works include: Ancestors in the Americas, a three-part PBS documentary series on the richness of Asian experiences in the Americas since the 1600s; 600 MILLENNIA: CHINA'S HISTORY UNEARTHED a prime-time special on the 1975 international tour of an archaeological collection from the People's Republic of China; BEAN SPROUTS, a five-part children's series on multicultural identity; WILLIE LOBO: MANCHILD, a musical drama on the ghetto homecoming of a black Vietnam veteran much changed by the war; and two documentary films, NISEI SOLDIER and THE COLOR OF HONOR, on the political and moral dilemmas faced by Japanese American soldiers serving in World War II .

This event is made possible by SBU's Dialogues Across Diversity Grant and co-sponsored by SBU Libraries.

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