Titi Yu is a producer, director and cinematographer based in New York. Titi has produced documentaries for PBS, HBO, NBC, History Channel and PBS. Her documentaries have garnered the prestigious Gracie Award and the Headliner Award.  Titi’s most recent project is with renowned Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., on his critically acclaimed series Faces of America.  Titi was a producer on Michael Moore’s documentary Capitalism, a love story. In 2007, she had the privilege of working with legendary documentary filmmaker Bill Moyers on his Emmy Award documentary Buying the War. Titi began her career at Frontline where she worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith on an investigative documentary on tax shelters.  Titi holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and a MA in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College.



Caitrin Lynch, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist who first met Julius when doing research for a book about aging, retirement, and work in the United States. The book is entitled Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory ( It is a study of Vita Needle Company, a family-owned factory outside of Boston that targets senior citizens for employment (the eldest worker is 100). Caitrin is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Olin College of Engineering and Visiting Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Brandeis University. She is the author of Juki Girls, Good Girls: Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka’s Global Garment Industry.


Caitrin Lynch, Julius Barthoff, Titi Yu.