Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

I Am Sun Mu

 

Year: 2015
Country: USA, SOUTH KOREA, CHINA
Run Time: 87 minutes

I Am Sun Mu
I Am Sun Mu
I Am Sun Mu

I AM SUN MU introduces us to Sun Mu, a North Korean defector who originally escaped the country simply because he was starving, not to rebel against its extreme dictatorship. In fact, Sun Mu was championed by the government for his artistic skills, which they utilized to create propaganda posters. But even for a valued citizen, life in North Korea was rough. Food was scarce, and the constant hunger was crippling. It wasn’t until he made it to China that he discovered the dire conditions back home were intentional. This shocking revelation led Sun Mu on a mission to use his art to protest the lies and atrocities committed by leaders like Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un. Now living with his family in South Korea, Sun Mu has to remain anonymous to avoid the danger of retaliation. When a Chinese art gallery offers him an exhibition, Sun Mu will come face to face with his biggest fear. While he may be physically free of the shackles of North Korea, the evil forces there could overshadow his art and jeopardize his promising career. (In English, Chinese, and Korean with subtitles) –E.F.

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Sidebars
Film Is Art
Pan-Asian Films

Competition
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Director
Adam Sjöberg

Adam Sjöberg is a photographer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles who has traveled to over 40 countries covering conflict and natural disasters. His work has been featured in such outlets as BBC News, ESPN Magazine, Paste, Wired, and the CBS Evening News.

Filmography
"Danny from North Korea" (2013), "We All Might Make It" (2013), "Shake the Dust" (2014), I AM SUN MU (2015)

Producers
Adam Sjöberg, Mariana Blanco, Jeanne Wehrenfennig, David Jacobson

Cinematography
Adam Sjöberg, Daniel Smukalla, Ryan Wehner, Mariana Blanco

Editing
Mariana Blanco

Featuring
Sun Mu, Cui Xianji, Liang Kegang

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