Jeronimo: An untold tale of a Korean Cuban revolutionary + Director Q&A

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Director Joseph Juhn will join us for a Q&A to discuss his poigniant study of Korean identity abroad.

Born to Korean immigrant parents freed from indentured servitude in early twentieth century Mexico, Jerónimo Lim Kim joins the Cuban Revolution with his law school classmate Fidel Castro and becomes an accomplished government official in the newly installed Castro regime. That is until he rediscovers his ethnic roots and dedicates his later life to reconstructing Korean Cuban identity.

After Jerónimo's death, younger Korean Cubans recognise his legacy, but it is not until they are presented with the opportunity to visit South Korea that questions about their mixed identity resurface.

KCCUK, 20 Feb 2020 7:00 pm

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