2016 MIGRANT DREAMS (92 mins) Producer/Director (TVO)
A group of migrant farm workers dare to resist the systemic oppression and exploitation from their brokers, employers and Canadian government in small-town Ontario.
- Winner: Canadian Hillman Prize for journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good.
- Winner: Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Labour Reporting
2012 TEO IN TORONTO (4:26) Producer/Director/Writer (TVO)
A migrant worker and street based youth connect over a community garden project in Toronto.
2012 JACK: THE INSPIRATIONAL EDUCATOR AT RU (6:49) Producer/Director/Writer (Ryerson University)
FULL LINK: https://vimeo.com/80506705
2012 THE REAL INGLORIOUS BASTARDS (43 mins), Director/Writer (History Television)
Jewish spies behind enemy lines in World War II
- Winner: Best History Documentary, Canadian Screen Award
2010 The Real MASH (42 mins) Director/Writer (History Television)
The voices of the real doctors and nurses who served on the frontlines.
2010 BADGE OF PRIDE (43 mins) Director/Writer (CBC-The Passionate Eye)
Exploration of the lives of gay cops in Toronto.
2009 MY TOXIC BABY (45 mins) Director/Writer (Global Television)
Examination of toxins in baby products.
2008 SEDITION (16 mins) Director/Writer
Spoken Word Poetry in Political Action
2008 TIGER SPIRIT (72 mins) Producer/Director/Writer (NFB & History Television)
History, memory and re-imagining borderlines between the two Koreas
FULL LINK: https://www.nfb.ca/film/tiger_spirit/
- Winner: Donald Brittain Gemini Best Social/Political Documentary
2006 BORDERLESS (16 mins) Producer/Director/Writer
A docu-poem about undocumented workers in Canada’s underground labour economy.
2005 HOGTOWN: The Politics of Policing (96 mins) Producer/Director/Writer (Toronto 1)
A look at the politics of policing in Toronto, Canada.
- Winner: Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs International Film Festival
2003 EL CONTRATO (52 mins), Director/Writer (NFB)
One season with Mexican migrant farmworkers in Canada reveals labour vulnerability and family isolation.
FULL LINK: https://www.nfb.ca/film/el_contrato/
- Nomination for Donald Brittain Gemini Best Social/Political Documentary
2017 Mississauga.com “4th Annual “Immigrant Women of Inspiration” for 2017”
2016 This Magazine “New documentary exposes Canada’s abusive migrant labour program”
2016 CBC Ottawa All In A Day "Director Min Sook Lee's latest documentary 'Migrant Dreams'"
2016 Business News Network "Migrants' dreams vanishing in Ontario"
2016 The Agenda with Steve Paikin "The Lives of Migrant Workers"
2016 Calgary Herald "Temporary foreign workers vulnerable to predatory recruiters"
2016 CBC Windsor "New documentary on exploited Leamington workers"
2016 Toronto Star "Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill"
2016 James Bawden "Migrant Dreams: What Canadian TV Is All About"
2016 TVO Current Affairs "Separating reality from myth in Canada's migrant worker problem"
2016 TVO Current Affairs "Meet the workers of Migrant Dreams and find out where they are today"
2016 TVO Current Affairs "How Migrant Dreams reveals the dark side of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program"
2016 She Does The City "Migrant Dreams: Exploitation is Alive and Well in Canada"
2016 The Current CBC Radio "Migrant Dreams Broken As Workers Face Exploitation on Ontario Farms"
2016 Sirius XM "The Charles Adler Show: Min Sook Lee"
2016 Hot Docs "Meet The Filmmaker Min Sook Lee 'Migrant Dreams' "
2016 New Canadian Media "Documentary Explores Plight of Migrant Workers"
2016 Calgary Herald "New Documentary Reveals Harsh World of Migrant Workers in Canadian Greenhouses"
2016 Women & Hollywood "Hot Docs 2016 Women Directors: Meet Min Sook Lee - 'Migrant Dreams' "
2016 Macleans "Canada's Uncomfortable reliance on Migrant Workers"
2018 Canadian Spotlight Artist, Reel Asian International Film Festival
2017 Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Labour Reporting for Migrant Dreams.
2017 Canadian Hillman Prize for Journalism for Migrant Dreams
2016 Hot Docs ‘Top Ten Audience Choice’ for Migrant Dreams
2016 Best Canadian Documentary Award, Fort McMurray International Film Festival - Migrant Dreams
2016 Cinema Politica Alanis Obomsawin Award for Commitment to Community and Resistance
2015 Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction Award, York University
2014 Winner, Canadian Screen Award – Best History Documentary, The Real Inglorious Bastards
2013 Winner, Yorkton Film Festival, Best History Doc, The Real Inglorious Bastards
2012 Induction of the ‘Min Sook Lee Labour Arts Award’ presented by Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts
2009 Winner of the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program, Tiger Spirit
2007 Recipient of the Cesar E. Chavez Black Eagle Award, presented by the United Farm Workers of America
2005 Winner of Best Canadian Feature Length Documentary Award, Hot Docs Festival, Hogtown: the Politics of Policing
2005 Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Innoversity Creative Summit, Hogtown: the Politics of Policing
2005 Nomination for Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program, El Contrato
2003 Best Documentary, IberoAmerican Festival, El Contrato
1999 CIUT Asian Accent Star-Picks Award for Community Activism, University of Toronto.