Getting Reel with Deann Borshay Liem

Still from Deann Borshay Liem’s documentary In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee.

Getting Reel with Deann Borshay Liem
Saturday, September 12, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM PDT

Free: Current CAAM members
$10: Non-membersTicketing_test-300x100


The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) invites you to our next member event Getting Reel with Deann Borshay Liem on Saturday, September 12, 2020. This program is part of a year-long series of events celebrating CAAM’s 40th anniversary.

As we reflect on CAAM’s impact to date and into the future, we are honored to present this conversation between CAAM Executive Director Stephen Gong and acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem.

Deann’s work has focused on advancing more authentic representation in public media through supporting and sharing the untold stories of underrepresented communities. As a filmmaker, community leader, and our former executive director (1993-1996), she lends a unique perspective from which we can examine CAAM’s legacy and impact on the future of Asian American storytelling

This is your chance to learn more about Deann’s portfolio of groundbreaking documentaries and valuable insights on how her work has deeply affected the community.

In addition to the conversation, all participants will receive a link to watch Deann’s documentaries First Person Plural (2009), In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (2010), and Memory of Forgotten War (2013) for a limited time.

Current CAAM members receive free admission to this program. 

Tickets are $10 for non-members. Join or renew as a CAAM member today to receive free admission to this program.

Purchase your ticket here.

You can help sustain CAAM’s legacy and future of bringing Asian American stories to light by making a charitable donation here.

If you have any questions about this program, please email CAAM’s Membership Manager Jennifer Chu at

About Deann Borshay Liem

Deann Borshay Liem. Photo courtesy of Mu Films.

Deann Borshay Liem has over twenty years experience working in development, production, and distribution of independent documentaries. She is Producer, Director, and Writer of the Emmy Award-nominated documentary First Person Plural (Sundance, 2000) and the award-winning films In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee (PBS, 2010) and Memory of Forgotten War (with Ramsay Liem; PBS, 2015). She served as Executive Producer for Spencer Nakasako’s Kelly Loves Tony (PBS, 1998) and AKA Don Bonus (PBS, 1996, Emmy Award); On Coal River by Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood (Silverdocs, 2010); Ishi’s Return by Chris Eyre (PBS, 2016); and Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story by Ben Wang (PBS, 2017). She also served as Co-Producer for Special Circumstances by Marianne Teleki (PBS, 2009) and Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram (2016), and as Story Editor for the award-winning film, The Apology, by Tiffany Hsiung (HotDocs, 2016). She was the former director of CAAM where she supervised the development, distribution, and broadcast of new films for public television and worked with Congress to support minority representation in public media. A former Sundance Institute Fellow, Deann is the Director, Producer, and Writer of the new documentary Geographies of Kinship and the work-in-progress film Crossings. Learn more about Deann’s work on her website