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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gina Kim (born 1973, Korea) is a director, documentary filmmaker, and academic. She is known for her deeply personal films that explore issues such as gender, race, and diaspora. Much of her work explores Korean culture in an explicitly self-reflexive and emotive way. Kim's first noted documentary was Gina Kim's Video Diary, begun in 1995 when she had recently arrived in Los Angeles, and completed in 2002. Invisible Light (2003) is about a woman married to a man named Jun and another involved in an affair with him. Kim's fictional film, Never Forever (2007), featured a well-reviewed starring performance by actress Vera Farmiga and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Her documentary, Faces of Seoul (2009), "reveals Korea's capital as a dynamic place where these opposing concepts--language vs. image, tradition vs. modern, native knowledge vs. exotic encounter--rub against each other without yielding a single dominant perspective." Kim studied at CalArts and was a full-time lecturer at Harvard University's Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (housed in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts) between 2004 and 2007. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gina Kim, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
December 31, 1973, Seoul, South Korea