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Jeronimo: an untold tale of a Korean Cuban revolutionary screens at the KCC

Some London based readers may know the person who assisted with the Spanish in this documentary. Great to see it on screen.

Jeronimo: An untold tale of a Korean Cuban revolutionary + Director Q&A

Thursday 20 February 2020, 19:00 – 22:00 GMT
Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW
Admission free | Register on Eventbrite

Jeronimo movie

Director Joseph Juhn will join us for a Q&A to discuss his poigniant study of Korean identity abroad.

Born to Korean immigrant parents freed from indentured servitude in early twentieth century Mexico, Jerónimo Lim Kim joins the Cuban Revolution with his law school classmate Fidel Castro and becomes an accomplished government official in the newly installed Castro regime. That is until he rediscovers his ethnic roots and dedicates his later life to reconstructing his Korean Cuban identity.

After Jerónimo’s death, younger Korean Cubans recognise his legacy, but it is not until they are presented with the opportunity to visit South Korea that questions about their mixed identity resurface.

About the director

Joseph Juhn is a second-generation Korean American lawyer-turned-documentary filmmaker. A serendipitous backpacking trip to Cuba in 2015 changed Juhn’s life when he ran into a Korean descendant by chance, inspiring him to rekindle his storytelling ambitions. Juhn studied for a BA in Film & Video at UC San Diego. His most notable student work, Story of Daniel Matthews, is a short about the identity crisis of a Korean adoptee into a Caucasian family in the US. Since then he made Letter to My Children (2018), in which a Korean immigrant to Cuba reflects what homeland means to him.

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