October 15, 2015 at 7 pm
CUNY Graduate Center - Proshansky Auditorium (365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street)
Director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the first Korean American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders. The result is unprecedented, at times startling, for hers is an up close look of the hurts and desires, beauty and contradiction, pride and aspirations of the long held demonized nation. She seamlessly weaves her own personal story as a native born North Korean, with the fractious history of the North South division and pinpoints the roots of North Korean’s hatred of the United States. A mix of talking heads, epic images and graceful musings, “People of the Sky” refers to the ordinary people she meets along the way and the ultimate meaning of her pilgrimage.
The screening will be followed by Q&A with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, moderated by Chi-Hui Yang.