DULUTH, Minn – A nationally acclaimed filmmaker, diversity consultant and communications trainer will speak at The College of St. Scholastica. Lee Mun Wah will present his film “The Color of Fear” and lead a discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Somers Lounge at The College of St. Scholastica. The public is welcome; there is no admission charge but RSVPs to Nam Provost at 723-7032, [email protected] are encouraged.
Mun Wah is a Chinese American community therapist, documentary filmmaker, educator, performing poet, Asian folk teller and author. He is the executive director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, which works with corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and social agencies to facilitate diversity issues through healthy and authentic cross cultural relationships.
“The Color of Fear” is a critically praised film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust.
In 1993, Mun Wah’s first film on Asian Americans, “Stolen Ground,” won the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Certificate of Merit Award for Best Bay Area Documentary. The National Media Network voted his second film, “The Color of Fear,” the Gold Medal for the Best Social Studies Documentary in 1995. In that year Oprah Winfrey presented a one-hour special on his work and life, which was seen by over 15 million viewers across the nation. Mun Wah’s “Last Chance for Eden,” a six-part film series on racism, sexism, and heterosexism, was released in the spring of 2003. He is currently working on the documentary film, “If These Halls Could Talk.”
Thousands have taken Mun Wah’s workshops and trainings throughout the United States and around the world. He believes that when we value others for their uniqueness and differences, then we enhance the possibilities for our children and ourselves.