IDA Conversation Series: Renee Tajima-Peña
Co-presented by Visual Communications
Series Interviewer Ben Mankiewicz
Join us for the final IDA Conversation Series event of the Summer/Fall season, an exploration of the extraordinary work and career of the Academy Award® nominated director Renee Tajima-Peña. Culminating in a discussion of Renee’s devastating new film No Más Bebés (No More Babies), the evening will feature a fascinating conversation between Renee and series host/interviewer Ben Mankiewicz. They will delve into a treasure trove of diverse and penetrating films and show clips from Calavera Highway (2008), The New Americans (2003), My America… or Honk if You Love Buddha (1997), and the Academy Award nominated Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)
Renee’s unblinking eye focuses on critically important social issues, primarily in the area of immigration and race. No Más Bebés is no exception. It is the powerful story of immigrant mothers who were prodded into sterilizations while giving birth at the LA County-USC Medical Center in the ‘60s and ‘70s and fought a heroic court battle over the injustice.