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April 14th, 2011


Help fund A Woman Named Canyon Sam

by Kevin Hsieh - channel APA



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Help fund A Woman Named Canyon Sam

Director Quentin Lee (The People I’ve Slept With) is looking for support in his latest project, the short documentary “A Woman Named Canyon Sam”. Based in San Francisco, Canyon Sam is an accomplished performance artist, published author and passionate activist. Canyon’s book Sky Train: Tibetan Women on the Edge of History received PEN America Center’s Open Book Award in 2010. Canyon Sam is also one of the first Asian American lesbian activists in the world.

Here’s more from Quentin Lee about the project:

As a filmmaker, I immediately found Canyon’s life and works compelling because of her intersecting cultural, ethnic and sexual identities. Canyon has made significant contribution to both Asian American and LGBT culture and history but few people have heard of her. So I started making a documentary with Canyon.

“A Woman Named Canyon Sam” is finally due to world premiere at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival in May. I am trying to raise $3,800 to cover post-production costs such as color correction, sound mix, music licensing, digital outputs and festival expenses.

Your contribution will keep the legacy of documenting Asian American and LGBT people alive. Learn more about how to support this project here.

Help fund A Woman Named Canyon Sam

More about Quentin Lee
Quentin Lee began making films as an experimental video maker and his early shorts screened in film festivals both domestically and internationally. His first feature SHOPPING FOR FANGS, which he co-directed with Justin Lin, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1997. Since then he has made several feature films and documentaries, including DRIFT, ETHAN MAO, 0506HK, and most recently THE PEOPLE I’VE SLEPT WITH.

He has served on film festival jury at AFI Fest, Outfest, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.




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