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<i>Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision</i>. 1994. USA. Directed by Freida Lee Mock
  • Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

    1994. USA. Freida Lee Mock. 105 min.

Friday, March 1, 2013, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

    1994. USA. Directed by Freida Lee Mock. This Academy Award–winning feature documentary captures a decade in the life of visionary artist Maya Lin, who was only 21 when her design for the Washington, D.C., Vietnam Veterans Memorial—polished black granite inscribed with the 57,661 names of those who died in Vietnam—was selected in 1981. The monument was attacked as "dishonorable" and "a scar," but Lin remained committed to her vision, and her moving tribute to sacrifice and quiet heroism was built as planned. Since then, Lin has completed a succession of eloquent, startlingly original monuments and sculptures that confront vital American social issues. Courtesy of Academy Film Archive. (POV) 105 min.