WS Events for February, 2015
Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

Hawai'i Women in Film Series: The Past

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America’s women. PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY looks at Mink’s remarkable political journey, while often lonely and tumultuous, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society.

Producer/Director: Kimberlee Bassford (bio)
Date: Friday, February 13 - 2015
Time: 12:30-2pm
Place: Saunders Hall 244 (free & open to public)

Q & A session to follow screening

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About filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford

Kimberlee Bassford

Kimberlee Bassford is an independent documentary filmmaker from Hawai‘i with a background in journalism. She produced and directed the documentaries WINNING GIRL (2014, PBS World), PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY (2008, PBS) and CHEERLEADER (2003, HBO Family) and was a producer on two national PBS documentary series: UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK? (2008) and THE MEANING OF FOOD (2005). She has garnered numerous honors for her work, including film festival audience awards and grand jury prizes, a DuPont-Columbia Award, Student Academy Award and CINE Golden Eagles, and has been featured on panels and juries for ITVS, Center for Asian American Media and Pacific Islanders in Communications. Kimberlee holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of California Berkeley. She owns Making Waves Films LLC, a documentary production company in Honolulu.