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Sook-Yin LeeIn a free lecture Tuesday, broadcaster Sook-Yin Lee will discuss being compelled to speak up, and at other times, pressured to keep quiet.

Uncomfortable truths on art and censorship in Canada subject of presentation

CBC host Sook-Yin Lee will explore the wide-ranging topic of art and censorship in Canadian culture in a free public presentation “What Needs to be Said,” Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries.

Filmmaker, multimedia artist, and broadcaster, Lee hosted and produced DNTO and created the interview podcast Sleepover for CBC Radio 1. She starred in the movie Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for best lead dramatic actress for her turn as Olivia Chow in the television biopic Jack. Her film Octavio is Dead won best director and best picture awards at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival 2018.

In this presentation, she will share her experiences in speaking out on difficult subjects despite institutional resistance: offering an insider’s perspective on the pre-#MeToo-era Jian Ghomeshi CBC debacle, and giving her take on art and censorship in Canada.

This event is presented by the Humanities Research Group. For more information, visit the HRG website.

—Dana Roe