Korean-American Film Festival New York showcases Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Maria Yoon, Iris Shim
The Korean American Film Festival New York brings moviemakers from different ends of the world, but when the fifth edition opens Thursday in Manhattan, three local directors will take their turn in the spotlight.
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is featured in the festival’s first retrospective with six compelling documentaries about the Korean and Korean-American community.
A decade-long New Yorker, Kim-Gibson says she turns to Fort Tryon Park, her “backyard,” for quiet moments of recollection. It’s a break from what she calls the electric pulse of creativity and diversity necessary to survive in the city.
“More than any other time, the forgotten issues in my films must be revisited,” she says.