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Q&A with Kimberlee Bassford (Director of PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY)

LVHIFF News recently sat down with award-winning filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford to discuss PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, her new documentary that explores the life and times of the late U.S. Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink, the first woman of color in Congress and co-author of Title IX, the landmark legislation that mandated gender equity in education. Bassford explained her motivation for making the film and why Mink is an inspiration for Asian-American women everywhere. She also told us what it was like having the state of Hawaii support her documentary and how she made the project work with only the bare minimum of archival photographs and film footage to work with.

» Read the Full Interview… (conducted by Jason Soeda)

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