Professor Tsao is an award-winning filmmaker who was born and raised in Taiwan. Her short films have been screened in film festivals around the world, and she is a professor and director of graduate study in the Film & Video Department at Columbia College, Chicago. Three films will be shown: Wonton, The tale of a young Chinese woman and her witty escape from an Immigration Customs raid; Arithmetic Lesson, the story of a seven-year-old Chinese American girl who defies and survives abuse from her au pair; and Towing, a female veteran's struggle to adjust to civilian life. On one fateful night, her war experiences come back to challenge her as she is forced to face a meaningless death. Coffee and refreshments will be served.