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JERONIMO: The Untold Tale of Koreans in Cuba - Film Screening & Discussion with Director Joseph Juhn

cover image of JERONIMO
March 3, 2020 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
East Asia (Lathrop) Library, Room 224, 518 Memorial Way
Joseph Juhn

Born in 1926 to Korean indentured servant parents in Cuba, Jeronimo joins the Cuban revolution and crosses paths with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, before turning to his Korean roots and identity. 

This screening will include an introduction by professor Mikael Wolfe and will be followed by a Q&A with film director Jospeh Juhn.

About the director

Joseph  Juhn  is  a Korean  American  lawyer-turned-documentary filmmaker.  Joseph was working as a New York attorney for 4 years at a Korean government agency based in Manhattan, New York, specializing in Intellectual Property and Startup law prior to a serendipitous  backpacking  trip  to  Cuba  in  2015.  During the trip, he  ran  into  a  Korean  descendant  by  chance,  inspiring  him  to  rekindle  his  storytelling  ambitions.

"JERONIMO" is Joseph’s first feature film and was selected at 12 film festivals around the world. JERONIMO had its theatrical release in Korea in November 2019, drawing over 15,000 audiences nationwide and receiving one of the highest audience ratings in the year 2019. Joseph earned a BA in Film & Video at UC San Diego, and a JD at Syracuse University College of Law.  

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Latin American Studies, Center for East Asian Studies, History Department
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