Grace Lee wins Peabody Award for “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”

Grace Lee Boggs with filmmaker Grace Lee. Photo by Quyen Tran.
Grace Lee Boggs with filmmaker Grace Lee. Photo by Quyen Tran.

Director Grace Lee just won a Peabody Award for American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, a film about 99 year-old Chinese American activist that premiered nationally on PBS’ POV series, co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media. The film was also CAAMFest 2014’s Centerpiece Presentation.

“I’m so honored on behalf of everyone who worked on this film to be recognized by the Peabody Awards,” Lee said in a statement. “For me it means more people might be exposed to this story about the visionary life and ideas of Grace Lee Boggs.”

Lee’s latest film, Off the Menu: Asian America, will premiere on PBS later this year. It takes Lee on a road trip across the U.S. and explores the ever-evolving Asian American community and the community’s relationships to food. The film is co-produced by CAAM.

“CAAM was an early supporter of the film and has been a key partner as we launched the film into the public eye,” Lee added. Congratulations to Lee on her award!