The Institute for Korean Studies Presents:
"Cultural Specificity and the Korean Identity in Storytelling"
Iris K. Shim
Abstract: This talk focuses on how exploring Korean culture informs Iris’s approach to storytelling, primarily discussing her documentary THE HOUSE OF SUH. The film explores how Andrew Suh, the teenage child of Korean immigrants, was convinced by his older sister to kill her fiancé. Narrated by Andrew Suh himself, the film delves into the Suh family’s complicated history and how the failure to achieve the American Dream ultimately led to a murder that shocked the nation. Iris will discuss the process of making the film, the challenges she faced, and how examining the nuances of the immigrant experience became the framework of telling Andrew’s story. She will also discuss some of her other works, including her short film H7N3 and her feature debut UMMA.
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Iris Shim is a Korean-American filmmaker whose foray into storytelling began in documentary. Her first film, THE HOUSE OF SUH, premiered at the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Hamptons Film Festival, San Diego Asian American Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, as well as a CINE Master Series Award. Iris received her MFA in Film from Columbia University. She made her feature debut with UMMA, a psychological horror starring Sandra Oh and produced by Sam Raimi.
Free and Open to the Public
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This event is supported by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant to The Ohio State University East Asian Studies Center.