American Revolutionary

PBS Premiere: June 30, 2014Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Grace LeeGrace Lee's (Director/Producer) most recent feature film, Janeane From Des Moines, set during the 2012 presidential campaign, premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to that, Lee wrote and directed American Zombie, which premiered at Slamdance and SXSW before being released by Cinema Libre. She produced and directed The Grace Lee Project, a feature documentary that was broadcast on the Sundance Channel in 2005 and is distributed by Women Make Movies.

She is the recipient of the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film and Digital Media and a Rockefeller Media Arts grant, as well as funding from the Ford Foundation, Center for Asian American Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures and Film Independent. Lee received her master of fine arts degree in directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Based in Los Angeles, Lee, who is Korean American, is currently producing and directing an episode for the PBS MAKERS series on women and politics, as well as Off the Menu, a film about Asian-American food culture, also for PBS.