Joseph Juhn, lawyer-turned-filmmaker, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his documentary Chosen, which follows five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds and competing political views as they run for US Congress in 2020. Joseph shares how the documentary came to be, his path from lawyer to filmmaker, and how his family became Korean American. Listen in as Jerry and Joseph discuss what it means to be Korean outside of Korea, standout moments during the filmmaking process, and the impact that Chosen has had on the Asian American community.
Joseph Juhn is a lawyer-turned-filmmaker with passion for diasporic narratives. He recently finished his second documentary, "CHOSEN", which is about 5 Korean Americans that ran for US Congress in 2020. Joseph's first feature documentary, "JERONIMO", a film about a Korean Cuban revolutionary, opened in theaters in Korea in 2019 and sparked a nationwide discourse on the concept of Korean diaspora.
Prior to working on “JERONIMO” full-time, Joseph was an in-house counsel at the Manhattan-based South Korean government agency (KOTRA) for 4 years where he advised Korean companies and entrepreneurs on US intellectual property and startup law. Joseph studied Film and Video at UC San Diego and got his JD at Syracuse University College of Law.
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Watch JERONIMO: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/jeronimo
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