April 2018 Update: “Letter to My Children” Premiere in DC

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Dear Friends of Jeronimo,

We have wonderful news to share with you. Next month, we will be premiering “Letter to My Children” at the 2018 DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (May 11-13) in Washington, DC.

“Letter to My Children” is a documentary short that developed as an independent project from Jeronimo. As we were working on our feature-length documentary on Korean Cubans, we felt strongly that Jerónimo’s father, Lim Cheon Taek, deserved to have his story told in a short film of his own.

Lim Cheon Taek was one of the original 1033 Korean migrants who came to Mexico with his mother at age 2, moved to Cuba as a newly-wed sixteen years later and raised a family of nine children through poverty and discrimination as an ethnic minority. He lived through historical moments like the Cuban Revolution and the Korean War, both from near and afar.

If you’re in DC, please join us at the “Letter to My Children” screening on Saturday, May 12 (2:00-4:00 pm, as part of Block 3: Documentaries).

Tickets: https://filmfreeway.com/APAFILM18/tickets
Festival Website: https://www.apafilm.org

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“헤로니모”를 응원해주시는 여러분,

좋은 소식이 있어 전합니다. 다음달 5월 12일, 워싱턴 DC에서 개최되는 DC 아시안 어메리칸 영화제에 저희가 제작한 단편, “Letter to My Children”이 선정되어 첫 상영을 하게 되었습니다.

Letter to My Children은 저희가 제작하는 장편 “헤로니모”와는 다른 작품으로, 저희가 장편을 제작하며 사이드로 제작해본 단편 다큐멘터리입니다. 장편이 헤로니모 임에 대한 영화라면 단편은 그의 아버지 임천택 선생의 삶을 잔잔하게 담아본 작품으로 그는 1905년 대한제국에서 멕시코로 팔려와 후에 쿠바에 이주하여 애니깽 농장에서 힘들게 번 돈을 조국 독립자금으로 송금하는 등 평생 “조국”과 “한인 정체성”에 대한 화두에 모든 신념을 받친 유공자이십니다.

워싱턴 DC에서 5월 12일 오후 2시에 첫 상영을 하니 많은 관심 부탁드립니다.

Best, Joseph & Team Jeronimo

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