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Seeing Asian American Life through the Video Essay
Join us for a virtual panel and screening with video essayist Kevin B. Lee, whose work both demonstrates how one can use the arts, literature, theory, and history to offer an understanding of human experience—in this case, of Korean Americans and other ethnic groups—and illustrates a relatively new form of research, the video essay.

We will screen Lee's video essays, including Mourning with Minari and Once Upon a Screen: Explosive Paradox (see descriptions below). Afterward, Lee will join Professors Hyaeweol Choi (Religious Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UI), Jennifer Ho (Ethnic Studies and Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado–Boulder), and Corey Creekmur (Cinematic Arts, English, and Gender, Women's, and Sexaulity Studies, UI) to discuss his video essay on Minari and Asian American experience. The discussion will be moderated by Teresa Mangum, Director of the UI Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and will consider the relationships among art, politics, and the uses of the video essay form to comment on and engage with current events, including traumatic events.

Sep 23, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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