Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Civil disturbances and street violence broke out in Washington, DC. This documentary explore how the Chinese community viewed that iconic moment of history which had a profound impact on its residents who found themselves caught between the black and white struggle.

  • Penny Lee
  • Lisa Mao
  • Penny Lee and Lisa Mao
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • DC APA Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    May 12, 2018
Director Biography - Penny Lee

Penny Lee is a Producer, Director and Film/Video Editor. With more than 25 years of editing experience, she has worked on long and short form documentaries, films, reality television, promotional infomercials, and educational videos. Lee was the senior editor for an independent feature narrative film called “A Year and Change”.

Lee’s clients include Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, TLC, Travel Channel, and HGTV to name a few. She produced, directed and edited the documentary short “Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968”. In addition to her network projects, Lee’s passion for storytelling continues to drive her to create content highlighting the immigrant experience in the United States, with a primary focus on the Chinese-American voice.

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