Q & A with Professor Tajima-Peña following the screening
Professor Renee Tajima-Peña is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker whose credits include the documentaries Calavera Highway, Skate Manzanar, Labor Women, My America ... or Honk if You Love Buddha and Who Killed Vincent Chin? Her films have premiered at the Cannes, Locarno, New Directors/New Films, San Francisco, Sundance and Toronto film festivals as well as the Whitney Biennial. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alpert Award in the Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and a Peabody Award.
Tajima-Peña has been deeply involved in the Asian American independent film community as an activist, writer and filmmaker. She was the director at Asian Cine-Vision in New York and a founding member of the Center for Asian American Media. As a writer, she was a film critic for The Village Voice, a cultural commentator for National Public Radio, and editor of Bridge: Asian American Perspectives.