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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a filmmaker based in New York City. He is an honoree of the 2004 Berlinale Talent Campus, 2004 IFP Project Involve and 2005 Film/Video Arts Artist Mentor Project. His work has been screened on PBS Television and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Manchester UK, Hawaii, and Singapore. His award-winning documentary DASTAAR: DEFENDING SIKH IDENTITY depicts the Sikh community's resistance to hate crimes and discrimination in the United States. TAKE A LOOK shows the effects of 9/11 on New York City's Chinatown community. His prize-winning project ON GUARD, depicting the day in the life of a security guard, was shot, edited and completed in 72 hours. He is currently producing and directing a full-length documentary on Sikh religion and culture in the United States and India.

AVAILABLE FROM TWN:

Dastaar: Defending Sikh Identity
Kevin Lee
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2005, 12 min., Color, US
A restaurant owner beaten. A policeman fired. A 20 year subway conductor born in the U.S., threatened with job loss: All for wearing the signature turbans of their religion, Sikhism. Since 9/11, h...

Take a Look: NYC Chinatown Post 9.11
Kevin Lee
Producer: Third World Newsreel
2001, 4 min., Color, US
A closer look at one of the most historical neighborhoods near the World Trade Center finds a variety of personalities, viewpoints, and perspectives. Those who live and work in New York City's Chinat...


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