March 2018 Update: More Seoul, More Cuba

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Dear Friends of Jeronimo,

Greetings! We have been hard at work, travelling far and wide.

In January, Joseph and Lissy (co-producer) returned to Seoul, where we spent a week accompanying fifth-generation Korean Cuban Solangel, who is studying Korean at Yonsei Uni. and pursuing her own dreams to become (you will find out what in the film). Our days in Seoul were snowy and cold, but we had a great time filming her!

On our final night in Seoul, we hosted a Jeronimo event at Michael Kim’s fantastic rooftop bar G-15 Sonnendeck, with delicious snacks and drinks generously provided by Organica, courtesy of its CEO, Chairman Hong Jungwook. The event was well attended and the audience response enthusiastic, something that always encourages us immensely in our journey to make this documentary.

Barely a couple of weeks later, we were on a plane to Cuba, for a 12-day production trip that took us some one thousand miles across the island, from Havana to Matanzas/Cárdenas to Camagüey to Manatí.

Our highlights included reuniting with Jerónimo’s wife Cristina and the rest of Lim family, who received us with extraordinary hospitality and warmth, going on a road trip to the port where the ancestors of current day Korean Cubans first arrived from Korea via Mexico in 1921, as well as meeting the parents of Solangel.

You can find photos from both production trips on our social media accounts (@jeronimomovie on FacebookInstagram and Twitter).

Now we are nearing the end of the production and soon beginning the post-production stage for Jeronimo, so stay tuned for more news.

Joseph & Team Jeronimo.

헤로니모를 응원해주시는 분들,

지난 2달간 열심히 촬영과 제작에 임하였습니다. 1월말에는 한국에 가서 1주일 동안 쿠바 한인 5세 솔앙헬 친구가 한국어를 배우고 자신의 꿈과 정체성을 찾는 과정을 촬영하였고, 2월말에는 쿠바로 떠나 12일간 아바나는 물론 마탄사스/카르데나스를 비롯, 한인들이 처음 쿠바에 도착한 마나티라는 항구도시까지, 수천킬로에 달하는 대장정의 촬영을 감행하였습니다.

고 헤로니모 선생님의 가족인 크리스티나 할머니와 파트리시아, 넬슨 등 거의 2주간 저희와 동거동락하며 저희의 모든 일정에 참여하시고 도움을 주셨습니다. 헤로니모 선생님이 남기신 유산을 직접 목격하고 듣는것은 큰 축복이었다고 감히 말할 수 있습니다. 이제 거의 모든 촬영이 종료되고 후반작업을 앞두고 있습니다. 좋은 작품이 나올 수 있도록 열심히 하겠습니다. 감사합니다!

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