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POSTPONED What Needs to Be Said with Sook-Yin Lee

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Toronto, ON M3J 2S5

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What Needs to Be Said with Sook-Yin Lee

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Sook-Yin Lee, multimedia artist and broadcaster, has led a singular career in the belly of Canadian media. The renegade MuchMusic VJ and CBC producer helmed the award-winning DNTO and created the acclaimed interview podcast Sleepover. She writes and directs movies (Octavio Is Dead, Year of the Carnivore) makes music, choreographs dance, and writes and performs experimental theatre. Sook-Yin applies an explorative artistic approach to her broadcasting. In this dialogue, she shares her experiences in speaking out on difficult subjects despite institutional resistance.

Truth-telling comes at a price and Sook-Yin reveals the consequences that arose with her participation in the groundbreaking LGBTQ sex comedy Shortbus, offers an insider’s perspective on the pre-#MeToo-era Jian Ghomeshi CBC debacle, and gives her take on art and censorship in Canada. Recently, she’s been examining the complexities and failures of the Canadian medical and pharmaceutical industries. In facilitating open explorations of sensitive subjects, she strives for better understanding through authentic and direct communication.

Photo credit: Unsafe by Sook-Yin Lee, courtesy of Dahlia Katz

This event is part of the department of Cinema and Media Arts' 50th anniversary celebrations. Check out our other upcoming events here.

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