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  • Work-in-Progress Workshop

    July 31, 2013 | 5:00 PM
    Museum of Chinese in America

    Each year, AAIFF selects one work-in-progress from the submissions for a dynamic workshop. This year we’ve chosen June INUZUKA’s DHARMA ROAD: A PERSONAL JOURNEY , a documentary short about the filmmaker’s journey to Wyoming where her great uncle, a former mine worker, was buried, and where she discovers the buried history of what were once Wyoming’s “Jap Towns.” First time director June INUZUKA weaves together the personal journey and the history at large with a mélange of techniques including personal accounts and archive images and footage. The workshop will be moderated by director/producer/cinematographer Ursula LINAG.

    This is a free event. RSVP HERE

    The event is made possible with support from the Museum of Chinese in America.

    Moderator’s Bio
    Director/Producer/Director of Photography Ursula Liang is a journalist who has told compelling stories in a wide range of media over the past 15 years. Among her favorite exploits: crewing for the Badwater Ultramarathon, ‘attending’ prom with an NBA draft pick, and shopping in a Texas mall with Yao Ming. Liang is a former staff editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and writer/reporter at ESPN The Magazine. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and was a host of Asia Pacific Forum on WBAI, associate producer for the Silverdocs Grand Jury Prize Winner, “Wo Ai Ni Mommy”, producer for the Emmy-nominated Asian American television show “Stir”, and sports editor for the Asian American magazine, Hyphen. She currently produces for SpikeTV’s “UFC Countdown”. Liang grew up in Newton, Mass. and now lives in The Bronx, New York.

    Director’s Bio
    June Kazuko Inuzuka (Writer, Director, Producer)  currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Steve, and her cat, Muse.  Her formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in history from UC Berkeley, a nursing degree from Sacramento State University, and a law degree from the University of Maryland.  She began her film studies at the Colorado Film School in her 40’s when she was working at home full-time as a mother raising three children:  Andrea, Sam, and Fuji. In 2008 she was a production assistant for RK Productions which produced President Barak Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field in Denver for the Democratic National Committee.  “The most wonderful aspect of the documentary,” says the filmmaker, “was working with my incredibly talented and fun family.” DHARMA ROAD: A PERSONAL JOURNEY  is her first film.

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