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Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1995)




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This documentary profiles the career of Maya Lin, the artist best known for designing the famous Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at the young age of 20. It follows Lin from her stunning early success to her later work, tracing her artistic development and increasing maturity.
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

No masterpiece, but a portrait worthy of the extraordinary woman it salutes.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Processes are illuminated, dedicatory ceremonies shown, honorary degrees conferred, but the carefully un-political woman does not emerge as a personality beyond a wall of concentration.

Full Review… | March 12, 2013
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

An incisive documentary portrait of a gifted sculptor and architect whose simple and elegant work has left its mark on these times.

Full Review… | June 7, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

Interesting story. I'm a little unclear how this won Best Documentary. It wasn't that great. But, the parts where she is actually creating or talking about creating art--versus the reactions against her art--are terrific.

Jeff Bachman
Jeff Bachman

A good, but not great, documentary on a great Chinese-American artist. There should've maybe been more exploration of her life outside her work.

Ray Smith
Ray Smith

Terrific. I've been to the 'Wall'. My sense of the memorial was complimented by this film about Maya Lin's 'strong, clear vision'. It's so interesting to watch her work as her true artistic spirit takes shape. We are fortunate that Maya was generous enough to let us glimpse her creative process. She is so focused and so articulate in rendering her personal muse into words---an uncommon gift---probably a result of her academic parents, one an artist and the other, an English teacher.(PS: Another reviewer was critical because she had become so predictable, making the same thing over and over. I suppose that person would find Frank Lloyd Wright boring because he just kept building 'buildings' all his life!)

Lawrence Alba
Lawrence Alba

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