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Min Sook Lee

Min Sook Lee is an industry-recognized filmmaker who advocates for social justice at the intersection of art and social change through her films and professorship at OCAD University.

A portrait illustration of Min Sook Lee.

Filmmaker and Activist
Born in 1969

Min Sook Lee has directed numerous critically-acclaimed works including the Gemini-winning Tiger Spirit, Hot Docs’ Best Canadian Feature winner Hogtown, Gemini-nominated El Contrato, and the Canadian Screen Award-winning The Real Inglorious Bastards. Lee’s exceptional contributions have garnered her prestigious accolades such as the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award and the Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance. Mayworks, Canada’s oldest labour arts festival, even named the Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award in her honour. As an Associate Professor at OCAD University, Lee’s area of research and practice focuses on the critical intersections of art and social change in labour, border politics, migration, and social justice movements.

Lee’s impactful work continues to inspire and spark meaningful conversations.

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