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Maya Lin : A Strong Clear Vision

Author: Freida Lee MockTerry SandersEileen Harris NortonMaya Ying LinVincent Scully, Jr.All authors
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama : Distributed by New Video, [2003]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary films
Named Person: Maya Ying Lin; Maya Lin; Maya Ying Lin
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Freida Lee Mock; Terry Sanders; Eileen Harris Norton; Maya Ying Lin; Vincent Scully, Jr.; Jan C Scruggs; Robert W Doubek; Grady Clay; Tom Carhart; J Carter Brown; Don Lenzer; Edward Marritz; William T Cartwright; Charles Bernstein; Ocean Releasing (Firm),; Sanders & Mock Productions,; American Film Foundation,; Docurama (Firm),; New Video Group,
ISBN: 0767055659 9780767055659
OCLC Number: 52198909
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.
Special features include: filmmaker biographies.
Credits: Directors of photography, Don Lenzer, Eddie Marritz ; editor, William T. Cartwright, Sr. ; music, Charles Bernstein.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Maya Lin, Vincent Scully, Jan Scruggs, Robert Doubek, Grady Clay, Tom Carhart, J. Carter Brown.
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary, Feature (Freida Lee Mock, Terry Sanders), 1994.
Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
The contest --
The winner --
Bury the hatchet --
Doctor Lin --
Civil rights memorial --
Dedication --
Growing up --
African art --
Return to Ohio and Yale --
Presidio --
Credits.
Other Titles: Strong Clear Vision
Responsibility: Ocean Releasing presents a Sanders & Mock/American Film Foundation production ; producer, Terry Sanders ; director, producer, and writer Freida Lee Mock ; executive producer, Eileen Harris Norton.

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"This Academy Award winner reveals the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and tells the inspiring story of its creator, a 21-year-old Yale architecture student. Beating out some of the most prestigious architecture films from around the world, Lin's plan was selected from over 1,000 different designs, a giant victory for such a young and unknown artist. But little did Maya Lin know that her battle was just beginning. In Washington to defend her design, Lin came up against a mighty opposition, challenging indignant veterans and a hostile Congress to ultimately prevail with her emotional 'Wall.' And what began as one of the country's most bitterly disputed public monuments became one of the world's inspirational and frequently visited memorials. In this riveting and dramatic portrait, renowned filmmaker Freida Lee Mock combines interviews and archival footage to chronicle Lin's story -- from its origins, dominated by her David vs. Goliath battle over the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to a career designing other memorials, always with an innate talent, and resolute courage." -- Back of container.

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