Karin Lee has worked as a writer, director and producer for the last 20 years and was awarded a Gemini from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini for her groundbreaking documentary MADE IN CHINA, about adopted children from China in Canada. She also received a BC Leo award for her Diversity in Cultures media work and most recently was awarded the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Film and New Media Artist 2014.
Her interest in Chinese Canadian identity, feminism and social justice activism informs her narrative films, experimental video, video installation and documentaries she has written, directed and produced since 1991. Her films have been broadcast widely including CBC, CTV, City TV, Canal Vie, Knowledge Network and have been shown at film festivals and galleries both in Canada and internationally from London, NYC, Leipzig, Taipei, San Francisco to Toronto.
Her films and installations include PASSAGE OF DREAMS, MILLION DOLLAR MILE, SHATTERED, COMRADE DAD, CANADIAN STEEL, CHINESE GRIT. She continues to write, direct and produce film and television and her current project PLAN B is a workplace comedy series set in a women’s medical clinic.
Karin has a degree in English and Chinese from UBC, studied at Beijing University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing and Film Production from UBC. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, Department of Humanities – Asia Canada Program, and at UBC in the Department of History, before joining the Department of Theatre and Film – Film Production.
Karin Lee is the Project Manager, ROGERS multicultural film project.