Barbara K. Lee

Author: Barbara K. Lee
Credits: Mark Caplan

Barbara K. Lee is an independent filmmaker and singer/songwriter in Vancouver, Canada.  She has worked as a broadcast journalist and reporter and has received the regional and national Radio and Television News Directors' Association (RTNDA) Award for Best Editorial for her work entitled "Mother's Day".   She is also the winner of the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada's Diversity award Pacific/Yukon and her NFB produced documentary BETWEEN THE LAUGHTER aired on CBC and PBS Northwest. 

Barbara has spent over twenty years as an advocate and organizer of events to increase the profile and opportunities for North American Asian artists in mainstream music, film and media.  She is the founder of the Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF) in its 21st year, Co-founder of the Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM) in its 12th year and Founder of the Asians in Movies, Music and Media Summit (AIM3), which had its inaugural year in 2016.

Barbara's first love remains with music and she has written hundreds of songs that she is hoping to share with the world.  She performs under her Chinese name "Kayee" and offers a diverse female voice that is rarely heard in the music industry, particularly on mainstream and country music stations.

 Barbara's documentary SING MY SONG is a personal journey that explores what it means to be a diverse artist struggling to get her voice heard in a backdrop of a Trump Presidency.