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)

Emily avatar
Emily

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."

Steven O. avatar
Steven O.

I appreciate Robin Gurung in this role, and besides Dohee Lee, his character is my favorite. A great film that comes with my highest possible recommendations 10/10

David avatar
David

Everyone did a fantastic job; I absolutely fell in love with the movie.

Donald Myers avatar
Donald Myers

Awesome job on producing the movie. Very intense! Kept me on edge.

Johnny Pearson avatar
Johnny Pearson

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

Debra Barrett avatar
Debra Barrett

One of the greatest films ever made. Please do not watch it on TV because Benjamin Michel tuned the editing in such a precise way that simply pausing for a commercial break can literally affect the way your brain processes this masterpiece.

Rebecca avatar
Rebecca

It's been a long time since I've seen a Short film that so wonderfully blends together such a high level of emotional depth.

Kelly Rice avatar
Kelly Rice

I really enjoyed this movie from beginning to end.

Bobby R. avatar
Bobby R.

Like the movie and would recommend it.

Nicholas R. avatar
Nicholas R.

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Martha avatar
Martha

I love everything about this movie. Robin Gurung and Dohee Lee play well off each other.