Known for its ethnic homogeneity, Korea consistently benefits from a steady wave of immigration - especially from neighboring Asian countries - and with it comes a healthy dose of multiculturalism which includes filmmakers. Ironically titled ‘‘The Korean Melting Pot’’, the first program in ‘Hub of Asia’ introduces five short films made in Korea by directors from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. While genres, styles and topics diverge, and although some of these films may not, at first glance, be identified as being made by foreigners, there is nonetheless one common, universal thread: a yearning to fit in and to belong.
Jeremiah Estela Magoncia
Vuong Nguyen Hanh
Korea2018Fiction, Experimental10'41"HDColorNo Dialogue15
Shekh Al Mamun