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Asian-American women’s poetry topic for BYU lecture Jan. 22

Brigham Young University’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies will host an Asian Studies Lecture by New York-based filmmaker Yunah Hong followed by a film screening of her documentary, “Between the Lines: Asian-American Women’s Poetry,” Thursday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in B-094 Joseph F. Smith Building.

The film, featuring interviews and readings by 16 Asian-American women poets, received a CINE Golden Eagle Award in Education in 2002.

Hong is working on a feature-length documentary, “Dangerous to Know: Anna May Wong.” It is the first documentary made about the life and times of Wong, a premier Chinese American film star and stage actress who achieved worldwide fame in the 1920s and 1930s.

Hong’s previous work includes the documentary “Becoming an Actress in New York,” named a final nominee for aMedia’s 2001 Ammy Awards for Best Documentary; “Through the Milky Way,” awarded First Prize in Video Art at the 1992 Tam Tam International Video Festival in Italy; and “Here Now,” winner of the Special Jury Award at the 2nd Seoul Short Film Festival in Korea in 1995.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hong moved to New York in 1985 to pursue her studies in video art. She received a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from Seoul National University and a master’s degree in communication arts from New York Institute of Technology.

This event will be archived online and is sponsored by Asian Studies at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the Women’s Research Institute at BYU and the Korea Institute.

For more information on Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at kennedy.byu.edu.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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