Acclaimed Filmmaker Lee Mun Wah to Visit Baylor Jan. 29

Jan. 11, 1996

Poet and filmmaker Lee Mun Wah will be speaking at two separate events on the Baylor University campus Monday, Jan. 29.

Wah, who will be discussing his recent film The Color of Fear , will be the guest speaker at a faculty-staff workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center in the Hankamer School of Business.

The workshop will begin with a presentation of the film and continue with presentations by Wah and interactions among the participants. The purpose of the event is to illustrate dialogues and relationships that are needed to develop a genuine multicultural society based on equality and trust.

Students will have the opportunity to hear Wah from 3-7 p.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. Wah will give a brief introduction, and a showing of The Color of Fear will follow. Wah will also be speaking after the film is shown.

There will only be 300 available seats, and those planning to attend should arrive early.

Wah's 1993 film, Stolen Ground, about racism toward Asian Americans, won the Certificate of Merit at the 1994 San Francisco International Film Festival for Best Documentary. Since April 1994, The Color of Fear has been viewed by more than 17,000 people. Recently, the film was awarded highest honors by the 1995 National Educational Media Competition.

The Color of Fear is about the pain and anguish that racism has caused in the lives of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. One by one, the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them, the defense mechanisms they used to survive, their fears of each other and their hopes and visions for a multicultural society.

For more information, contact the Department of Student Activities at 755-2371.

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