James J. Yi joins us for an extended Q&A moderated by Hannah Sung following the screening of GOOK at Reel Asian. During the talk we’ll discuss the racial tensions explored in the film and how they relate to the current landscape of LA’s inner city as well as globally.
JAMES J. YI was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in San Francisco, CA. He is a passionate filmmaker who is dedicated to producing films that push creative and intellectual boundaries. His credits include award-winning films MOOZ-lum, Detroit Unleaded, and Twinsters. He also Co-Directed the award-winning documentary, Dark Progressvism, a film about the origins of LA Graffiti Art and street gang writing. His current film GOOK directed by Justin Chon, won the Next Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
HANNAH SUNG is a video and podcast producer at the Globe and Mail. In 2016, she co-created and launched Colour Code, a podcast about race by the Globe and Mail, which hit #1 on Apple Podcasts and won Gold Digital Publishing Award for Best Podcast. She has previously been published in Flare, CBC, The Toronto Star and was a pop culture reporter at MuchMusic.
This panel is free and open to the public.