Maya Lin

PBS Premiere: Nov. 27, 1996Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Interview

The Vietnam War Memorial was one of the most controversial monuments of its time. Thrust in to the eye of the storm was architect-sculptor Maya Lin, whose design for the memorial was chosen when she was a 21-year-old college student. Withstanding bitter attacks, she held her ground with clarity and grace. In this interview recorded in 1996, Mock talks about her portrait of an artist dealing with war and history, and how she feels art has the power to heal. (12 minutes)

Watch a 2010 interview with Freida Lee Mock and learn more about her career.