Korean-Born Artist Raises Immigrant Voices Through Performance

Korean-Born Artist Raises Immigrant Voices Through Performance

Korean-Born Artist Raises Immigrant Voices Through Performance is a short starring Robin Gurung and Dohee Lee. Since Korean-born performance artist Dohee Lee's arrival to the Bay Area in 2002, she's been a force on the traditional...

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Short, Documentary
Director
Benjamin Michel
Actors
Robin Gurung, Dohee Lee
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Korean-Born Artist Raises Immigrant Voices Through Performance» (22)

Phillip avatar
Phillip

Since Korean-born performance artist Dohee Lee's arrival to the Bay Area in 2002, she's been a force on the traditional and contemporary performing arts scenes - from her work with the Korean Youth Cultural Center to collaborating with experimental dance pioneer Anna Halprin and performing with Kronos Quartet. The 42-year-old native of South Korea's Jeju Island has also been a vital connector for other struggling immigrant and refugee communities. "Even though we are all different people from different countries, coming here to build new home and community, and everything as a human being, is the same," says Lee. In Korea, Lee studied traditional dance and music rooted in ancient Shamanistic ritual. When Lee toured the Bay Area as a guest performer in 2000, she was captivated by the freedom and spirit of experimentation she felt here, and two years later decided to emigrate here. Today her work often incorporates improvised movement, electronic music and video projections, creating an amalgam of old and new. "I'm reaching for an unknown place, while respecting my history," says Lee. For Ara Ritual II: Time Weaves, staged at Eastside Cultural Center in Oakland earlier this year, Lee partnered with the Bay Area Bhutanese Youth group and the immigrant and refugee artists collective CoRazOn. In a series of workshops Lee organized and led, participants explored through movement, drawing and singing how home connects to the physical body, land and ocean. "My experience working with Dohee has been very empowering and a deep healing process," says Robin Gurung, a refugee from Bhutan. "It has helped me find my voice."

Julie G. avatar
Julie G.

Good movie. I like most Robin Gurung movies and this one didn't let me down.

Cynthia avatar
Cynthia

This is without a doubt a superior film and simply one of the best movies of the year.

Russell Young avatar
Russell Young

Absolutely outstanding true movie! Will watch it again and again!

Victoria Barrett avatar
Victoria Barrett

Obliviously awesome movie. One of my favorites movies of all time!

Mark avatar
Mark

Brilliant concept. Great execution. A Documentary classic. It is really closing your loop!

Crystal H. avatar
Crystal H.

just go and watch it and be prepared to be blown away. Literally.

Maria B. avatar
Maria B.

Best film I've seen in a long time. Takes you in straight away.

Julie M. avatar
Julie M.

Robin Gurung was amazing, of course. Beautiful scenery. I never took my eyes off the screen. Loved it!

Janice avatar
Janice

This was one of those rare movies that kept my attention. The scenes where amazing, acting was spot on. Robin Gurung was the best thing about this film! I'd get it 11 stars if I could.

Amy avatar
Amy

Robin Gurung proved that he is the best actor of all time with his great performance in this masterpiece, coz every second of this movie is amazing.