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Renee Tajima-Peña


From: Julia Milton, "Famous women who happen to be Buddhist... or, famous Buddhists who happen to be women" webpage, last amended on 1 January 2001, on "Women Active in Buddhism (WAiB)" website (http://members.tripod.com/~Lhamo/13famou.htm; viewed 18 August 2005):
Renee Tajima-Pena [http://www.pbs.org/myamerica/honk/about/bios.html], Japanese-American filmmaker, directed and produced the documentary "My America, or Honk If You Love The Buddha" [http://www.pbs.org/myamerica/], a tour of the Asian-American experience. Visit the PBS site of the same name to explore her "virtual tour of Asian America" [http://www.pbs.org/myamerica/honk/index.html]. Born in Chicago and raised in Altadena, CA, Tajima-Pena's other filmmaking credits include the Academy Award-nominated Who Killed Vincent Chin? (PBS), an investigation of the beating death of a Chinese-American in Detroit; Jennifer's In Jail (Lifetime Television), a profile of teenage girls in trouble with the law; and many others. Read Renee's question-and-answer page [http://www.pbs.org/myamerica/honk/about/qa.html] for some incisive comments on anti-Asian racism in America.

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