Maya Lin : A Strong Clear Vision
Documentary | 1994 | 98 mins | DVD
Freida Lee Mock
Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders
Art & Performance, Personal Stories, Women
This moving documentary is a portrait of the Chinese American artist, architect, and sculptor who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as an undergraduate student at Yale University. This film tells the gripping story behind the memorial and explores a decade of her creative work. Maya Lin’s extraordinary designs, which include the Civil Rights Memorial, the Yale Women’s Table, the Juniata Peace Chapel and her work on San Francisco’s Park Presidio, reveal her ability to address major issues of our times through the power of art. MAYA LIN... is excellent for women’s studies, Vietnam-era history, civil rights and African American studies, ethnic studies, art and architecture.
“This splendid film teaches how one person can make a difference.”
- Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund
“It brought tears to my eyes…I can’t wait to show it to my daughters. Maya Lin will be a role model for them. She is a great artist and this film captures her talent and her courage.”
- Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert
“It begins stunningly as it recounts the controversy over Lin’s superb Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.”
- David Ansen, Newsweek
Academy Award, Best Feature Documentary
Distinguished Documentary Achievement, International Documentary Association
Nominee, Outstanding Directorial Achievement, Documentary, Directors Guild of America
National PBS Broadcast, POV
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