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Narrative Short Film
Directed by: Kim J.Y. Han
Duration: 13 minutes
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A 9-year-old Korean girl seeks to rebuild a sense of community and mend her broken heart, after moving to California without her father.
It’s 1997. A major financial crisis is brewing in Korea, and 9-year-old Jimin has just moved to America. She arrived in California as part of a Korean "goose family," a term for when the father stays behind in Korea to make money, while the rest of the family goes abroad for an English education. Newly living in a dingy motel room with her mother and brother, Jimin struggles to adapt and refuses to speak to her father, angry that he stayed behind. However, when all hopes that he can join them in America dissipates, Jimin must gather the courage within herself to take the next steps forward.
Genres: Drama, Family
Perspectives: Asian-American, Women
Studio: Echobend Pictures
Producers: D.J. JiangDiana Ward
From: United States, Republic of Korea
Produced In: United States
Writers: Kim J.Y. Han
Lead Actors: Erin Yoonsuh ChoiJacob Hojin KimFlora Jiwu Hwang
Supporting Actors: Mateo RayPaxton Kubitz
Key Crew: Bongani Mlambo (Cinematographer)Eleanora Figueroa Steiner (Production Designer)Autumn Dea (Editor)

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