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Invisible Seams

Directed by:

Jia Li

18 mins

Sunday, Nov 20, 2022

3:00 PM

Shorts Program 4

Invisible Seams tells the stories of eight different Asian seamstresses and pattern-makers in New York, painting an intimate portrait of their diverse backgrounds, how they interconnect and together weave the fabric of the New York Fashion industry. Through the lens of Director Jia Li (Spicy Village), the documentary short celebrates the lives of these fascinating and talented women through their own voice and stories.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Jia Li is a documentary director, cinematographer, and editor based in Brooklyn. She studied studio art, journalism, and interaction science before picking up the camera. She has shot for features such as One Child Nation, Leftover Women, Hidden Letters, and a number of projects focused on the spaces where cultures overlap, in Asia and beyond. Her short film Noodle School (Brooklyn Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, TOPIC) portrayed the underclass of students attending a vocational noodle school in northwestern China. Her work in video journalism has won Edward R. Murrow, Ellies, and Webby awards.