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PROGRAMME 7
Big Happiness


Country: USA
Year: 2020
Duration: 14'
Direction: Da Hee Kim, Matthew Koshmrl

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In 1988 co-director Da Hee Kim was adopted from South Korea as a baby, and was raised by a white family in the suburbs of Minnesota. The film centers around two dinner conversations, one with her adoptive parents in Minnesota, and the other with another Korean adoptee in Seoul. Big Happiness is a personal exploration of adoption, identity and colorblindness growing up in a transracial family.

Da Hee Kim, Matthew Koshmrl

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. She is a candidate at CalArts for an MFA in FIlm & Video production.

Matthew Koshmrl is an award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer based in Minnesota. Matthew personally focuses on cinema vérité documentary films that explore the evolution of tradition, individual and national identity, and unseen processes.

- Filmography:
Da Hee Kim
Big Happiness (2020)

Matthew Koshmrl
Big Happiness (2020), The Poachers (2014), Pig Tale (2013), Kim Bap (2012)


Boston Asian American Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego Underground Film Festival


Spanish premiere

PROMOTED BY
Gobierno de Navarra
ORGANIZED BY
NICDO
WITH THE AID OF
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural Española
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaGoethe InstitutCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteTeatro GayarreLa Fábrica
MEMBER OF
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
PARTNERS
Filmoteca de NavarraPlanetario de PamplonaMuseo OteizaMuseo Universidad de NavarraFilmoteca Española
CinetecaFilmoteca CatalunyaInstitut FrançaisHotel Tres ReyesHotel Maisonave
MEDIA PARTNER
Radio 3

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