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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Miles to Go Before She Sleeps

5 Apr 2024

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Miles to Go Before She Sleeps

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Oakes Hall - Room 012

Meet filmmaker Faye Yuan and watch the independent Chinese documentary, "Miles to Go Before She Sleeps," about an idealistic schoolteacher who lays her life on the line to expose a nationwide dog theft ring that sends thousands of stolen pets to slaughterhouses. With the local police turning a blind eye, an ambush occurs in broad daylight.

Light refreshments will be served before the screening.


Faye Yuan
Filmmaker of “Miles to Go Before She Sleeps”
Born in Shanghai and raised in Indiana, Faye Yuan is a New York-based bilingual curator, producer, and documentary editor. With support from Tribeca Creators Market, Doha Film Institute, and Women Make Movies, Faye made her first feature about a maverick Chinese animal activist. In 2022, she edited an award-winning film documenting the 100-year long history of jazz in China. She is currently working on a personal memoir film about a Korean adoptee’s decade-long search for his birth family. She is a 2023 PBS Diverse Voices Fellow, where she will produce and direct a PBS episode about natural disasters and extreme weather. In addition to filmmaking, she is a curator and podcast host for the Queens Memory Project—a community-led archiving program supported by Queens Public Library and Queens College.

Gina Boehler
Executive Director and Board President of Korean K9 Dog Rescue
Gina Boehler is the founder and executive director of Korean K9 Rescue. Based in New York City, the organization has successfully adopted over 3,500 dogs from Korean dog meat farms, slaughterhouses, high-kill shelters, and puppy mills, providing them with rehabilitation and loving foster homes in the tri-state area.

Reed Loder
Professor of Law at Vermont Law and Graduate School
Reed Loder, JD, PhD, has taught Animal Ethics, Animal Law, and Environmental Ethics at VLGS. She has also taught Professional Ethics at both VLGS and Dartmouth. Her scholarship has intersected law, ethics, and philosophy.

Siu Tip Lam
Director of the U.S.-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law at Vermont Law and Graduate School
Professor Siu Tip Lam came to VLGS from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where she was an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Protection Division for 11 years. Prior to that, she practiced law with the Boston firm of Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer as a litigation associate. She graduated from Harvard-Radcliffe College with a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies and received her JD from Northeastern University Law School. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese and came to the United States from Hong Kong as a child.

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