“Off the Menu” Director Grace Lee Wins Peabody Award

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

Off the Menu: Asian America‘s 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.

“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.