Educational License

Educational License for “Chinatown: A Changing Neighborhood” grants U.S. public performance rights for non-commercial and educational exhibition when no admission fee is charged.  Orders can be placed by selecting one of the options below, which will direct you to the payment page.  Standard shipping and handling fee is $10 per order.  Purchase can also be made through Action! Library Media Service or Tugg Edu.  Our films are for non-theatrical use only (unless agreed otherwise in writing) and are protected under Title 17, U.S. Copyright Code.  They may not be reproduced, duplicated, televised or transmitted in whole or in part, or posted on the internet without specific written permission.

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Speaking Engagements

Yi Chen is an award-winning filmmaker based in Washington, D.C.  Her work has been peered reviewed at University Film and Video Association conference and screened at film festivals nationally and internationally, including DC Independent Film Festival, Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Beijing International Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, SAG Foundation Short Film Showcase and many others.  She has also served as a jury for AFI DOCS, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (Capital Emmys), D.C. Mayor’s Arts Awards, Our City Film Festival, and DC Shorts. 

Yi is currently producing a documentary for the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 50th year anniversary exhibition, funded by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.  Prior, she has edited multimedia projects for National Geographic Society, United Nations Foundation, Financial Times, Hillwood Museum, and Investigative Reporting Workshop.  She also worked as an associate producer on China Central Television Documentary Channel’s “Gold Mountain,” a documentary series about the stories of America’s first Chinese immigrants, from the gold rush and the building of the railroads, to the violence and prejudice they overcame.  In addition, Yi has reported for Voice of America and Asian Fortune, where she interviewed filmmakers Jia Zhangke (A Touch of Sin), Eva Orner (Taxi to the Dark Side), Grace Lee (American Revolutionary – The evolution of Grace Lee Boggs), Stephen Maing (High Tech, Low Life), author Evan Osnos (Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China), playwright David Henry Hwang (Yellow Face), and ambassador Jon Huntsman. 

Yi is a four-time recipient of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship and was named “Filmmaker of the Month” by the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment in 2013.  Yi has an MFA in Film and Electronic Media from American University.  She teaches documentary filmmaking at George Mason University and is a 2017 Docs In Progress Fellow.  

Yi has been invited to speak about topics such as filmmaking, crowdfunding, affordable housing, ethnic communities, and Asian American experience at many educational institutions, festivals, conferences nationally and internationally.  Lively and engaging presentations help facilitate rich discussions around the social issues you and your students care about.  At the same time, they help students learn about the process of filmmaking.  Speaking engagements such as Q&As, workshops, and presentations with the filmmaker are available in-person or via Skype and are customized to your event’s needs.  Tell us about your event


Past Talks 

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