Big Happiness

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Shorts: Family Dynamics
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27 11:59 PM

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Whether they’re the ones we choose, or those we don’t, families are always complicated.

Access
Watch From:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Shorts
Minnesota Made
Spotlight: Common Ground
Women & Film
Tags:Minnesota Made
Documentary
Women Directors
Release Year:2020
Runtime:15 min
Country/Region:USA
South Korea
Language:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Matthew Koshmrl
Da Hee Kim

Description

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Big Happiness is a personal exploration of adoption, identity, and colorblindness growing up in a transracial family.

Da Hee Kim is a Korean adoptee who grew up in Minnesota. As someone who has been disconnected from their culture and heritage, she is very interested in exploring themes around identity. Her short film, Big Happiness, will be her debut as a director. She has produced award-winning short narrative and documentary films. Da Hee is a candidate at CalArts for an MFA in FIlm & Video production.

Director Biography

Da Hee Kim is a Korean adoptee who grew up in Minnesota. As someone who has been disconnected from their culture and heritage, she is very interested in exploring themes around identity.  Big Happiness, is her debut as a director. She has produced award-winning short narrative and documentary films. Da Hee is a candidate at CalArts for an MFA in FIlm & Video production.

Matthew Koshrml is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer based on the Iron Range of Minnesota. His work has played at The Jeonju International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, DocumentaMadrid, and True/False Film Festival. Matthew personally focuses on cinema vérité documentary films that explore the evolution of tradition, individual and national identity, and unseen processes.

Screening as a part of Shorts: Family Dynamics