Gemini award winning filmmaker Karin Lee is a descendant of Barkerville’s Chinese settlers. Her great-grandparents lived in Barkerville from the late 1870’s to 1915. Ms. Lee has been making film and video works for the last 25 years and has exhibited in galleries and festivals around the world, including London, Taipei, Leipzig, Los Angeles and New York. Her works have been broadcast in Canada and the U.S. Lee’s films explore the history of the Chinese diaspora in North America and feminism in China. Ms. Lee has taught as a sessional instructor at Simon Fraser University in the Asia-Canada Program in the department of Humanities, as well as at the University of British Columbia in the Department of History. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate in the Department of Film Production and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.