1 pm: Valerie Soe

Valerie Soe

1 pm Guyon Auditorium

Valerie Soe’s award-winning experimental videos, installations, and documentaries have exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries worldwide. Her feature doc, LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN won the Audience Award at the Urban Nomad Film Festival In Taipei, Taiwan, and played to sold-out festival audiences across North America and Taiwan. Her short documentary, RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD (2020) won Director’s Choice at the 2021 Thomas Edison Film Festival.  Her writing has been published in books and journals including Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism; The Palgrave Handbook of Asian Cinema; Amerasia Journal, and Asian Cinema. Soe is the recipient of a 2012 Art Writers’ Grant, Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for her blog beyondasiaphilia.com, which looks at Asian and Asian American art, film, culture, and activism. She’s Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University.