A BRIGHTER LENS
SUE DING & The Claudia Kishi Club
We’re excited to announce our new name: A BRIGHTER LENS! In this time of reflection and learning, we wanted to have a more inclusive and expansive name. We’re still committed to spotlighting women in the film industry, but also want to feature more trans and non-binary folks as well and wanted our name to reflect that.
For our first episode of Season 3, we chatted with Sue Ding, director of The Claudia Kishi Club. Sue is a documentary filmmaker and new media producer based in Los Angeles. As a freelance filmmaker, Sue directs and produces nonfiction media—from feature documentaries to VR—for a wide range of clients, including The New York Times and PBS. Her documentary work explores the intersection of identity, storytelling, and visual culture.
Her short documentary explores the legacy of Claudia Kishi, the iconic (and all too rare) Asian American character from the hit Baby-Sitters Club book series. Claudia inspired a generation of young readers of color, many of whom are now successful writers and artists creating new stories of their own. The film was an official SXSW selection and is now available on Netflix.
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