International Women’s Day Event: Women Without Borders featuring Jennifer Hall Lee

Thursday, March 7, 2024
6-7:15 p.m. at Polytechnic School

Please join us on March 7 to commemorate International Women’s Day with the UNA Pasadena and Polytechnic School communities. Filmmaker, Fulbright lecturer, writer, and PUSD Trustee Jennifer Hall Lee will address issues facing women from multiple perspectives. Her talk will take the audience over her recent six-week tour of Pakistan, where she interviewed women of all ages and classes on feminism, patriarchy, and the challenge of creating social change. This trip was part of a joint venture between Ms. Lee and the Critical Thinking Forum in Pakistan, culminating in an exhibition in collaboration with the International Islamic University Islamabad and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts.

Jennifer Hall Lee is a filmmaker, writer, and public speaker who recently returned from Pakistan. She has worked with women from the International Islamic University, Islamabad for 10 years and this recent trip culminated in a photographic and film exhibit called Women Without Borders: A Visual Exhibit of Women's Lives in Pakistan. This exhibit opened at the Pakistan National Arts Council in 2023 and will open in Pasadena in June 2024. As a committed supporter and advocate for public schools, Lee was elected as a Pasadena Unified School District trustee. Her daughter is a PUSD graduate and is now enrolled at UC Berkeley. Jennifer began her film career as a visual effects editor and producer at many companies, including Lucasfilm's Industrial, Light & Magic, WarnerBros. Studios, Sony Imageworks, and Technicolor. Her credits include Forrest Gump, Hook, Ghost, Back To The Future 2, The Ring, Enchanted, and Beowulf. Lee's documentary film on the women's liberation movement in the United States, "Feminist: Stories from Women's Liberation," was the gateway to her work in Pakistan. It is distributed by Women Make Movies. She lives in Altadena with her husband and their dog.