Screening of "Chosen" & Dialogue with Director

February 17, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies Add to Calendar

On January 13, 1903, the first group of Koreans arrived in Hawai‘i, marking this day as Korean American Day. But the U.S. and Korea first established diplomatic relations through a treaty in 1882. In the treaty, Korea is referred to as ‘Chosen.’ However, since 1903, only two Korean Americans have been elected to US Congress. In 2020, five Korean Americans of diverse backgrounds make a bid for congressional seats. CHOSEN follows these five candidates through the highs and lows of their campaigns, examining what it means to be Korean American in an era of radical change and uncertainty. Joseph Juhn is an award-winning lawyer-turned-filmmaker with passion for telling diasporic narratives. He recently completed his second documentary, "CHOSEN." CHOSEN had its World Premiere at the Jeonju International Film Festival in May 2022, and awaits US film festival results. This event will take place at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium.

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