Executive Producer HARRY W. LOW

After completing his second two-year term as national President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) in 1994, retired State Appellate Court Justice Harry W. Low continued his long and distinguished legal and public service career. In addition to being a judge for the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), Justice Low has been appointed to numerous local government and state commissions. In September 2000, Justice Low was tapped by Governor Davis to lead the beleaguered California Department of Insurance out of the shadows of controversy. His leadership won praise for restoring the professionalism and integrity of the agency, and securing marketplace confidence on the part of consumers. Following the conclusion of his term in December 2002, Commissioner Low will return to his work with JAMS.

Executive Producer DIANNE FUKAMI

Prior to cutting her teeth on SEPARATE LIVES, BROKEN DREAMS, Dianne Fukami had extensive experience in broadcast television news and was one of the highest-ranking Asian American television news executives in the country. She has since gone on to produce and direct a number of other documentaries about the Asian and Japanese American experience, many of which are being distributed through NAATA. She continues to produce live television events as well, and with gayle k. yamada, has founded Bridge Media, Inc., a media/production company which has produced documentaries, educational CD-ROMs, and videos. Their web site is

Producer YVONNE Y. LEE

Yvonne Y. Lee left the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) in 1994 to start her consulting business in Asian community affairs. In 1995 she was nominated by President Clinton to serve a six-year term at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. During her tenure, the independent fact-finding investigative agency held public hearings and issued reports on civil rights concerns such as: the Asian American political campaign finance controversy, church burnings in the South, immigration border issues, affirmative action, Native Hawaiian sovereignty, Native Alaskan affairs, and the 2000 Florida Presidential election. As the only Asian American on the eight-member panel, Yvonne utilized her presence to bring about national attention on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community’s diverse history and contemporary challenges. She completed her term in December of 2001 and has returned to her consulting business in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Producer/Director JENNIE F. LEW

A graduate of U.C. Berkeley and MIT in Architecture and Urban Planning, Jennie Lew has devoted over 25 years to community design, development, planning and management. However, her adventures in educational and documentary media began in Boston Chinatown in 1976, where she organized video production workshops for non-profit organizations and teenagers. There, in celebration of the nation’s bicentennial, she produced her very first documentary, "Community Jobs for Community People," which focused attention on the fight for affirmative action in Boston’s construction industry. In addition to the award-winning documentary SEPARATE LIVES, BROKEN DREAMS, her return to media continues to involve everything from small non-profit and corporate productions to National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored multi-media projects. She enjoys the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three growing boys, a dog, and tank full of tropical freshwater fish.

Principal Editor KELLY HENDRICKS

Since editing SEPARATE LIVES, BROKEN DREAMS, Kelly has worked as editor on THE NEXT STEP,with Richard Hart for the Discovery Channel, for which he was nominated for a National Emmy. He was a founding employee of C-Net, working as the on-line editor for all their television shows. He also freelanced on other important documentaries, including KPIX's SOUTH AFRICA: AFTER APARTHEID with Barbara Rogers. Still at C-Net, he continues to expand his editing skills while evolving into directing and broadband production.

Principal Videographer RICK LEE

Rick was born on June 11, 1951, and raised in the small Sacramento Delta town of Isleton, population 1000. After high school, he attended SF State University and graduated with a BA in Journalism in 1973. His first professional job was being a copyboy for the Scripps-Howard newspaper in Memphis, TN, the "Commercial-Appeal." After assorted functions there and growing tired of dried rubbed barbecue, he returned to San Francisco in 1976 where he soon found a part-time job at KSFO radio as a morning news desk assistant. In 1977, he moved to KPIX TV where he stayed for the next 24 years, mostly as a news cameraman. At the end of 2000, after a couple of Emmys and a cardboard box full of plaques, he took a job with CNX Media, a producer of health, business and travel stories for national syndication. Presently, he is freelancing while most of his back and eyesight are still intact. He is married and has a 10-year-old daughter.