April 7 - 9, 20168:40pm - 6:30pm

I Am Sun Mu

SPACES Community Partner for the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival

I Am Sun Mu

SPACES is a proud community sponsor of
at the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival.

I AM SUN MU Screenings
Thursday, April 07, 2016 at 8:40 PM @ Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 08, 2016 at 11:25 AM @ Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 6:30 PM, Neighborhood Screening @ Akron Art Museum

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.

Year: 2015
Run Time: 87 minutes
Director: Adam Sj

About the Artist

Jillian Steinhauer

Jillian Steinhauer is the senior editor of Hyperallergic and a writer living in Brooklyn (as well as a sometime copy editor and proofreader). Her work has appeared in Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Longreads, and other publications. She was the winner of the 2014... Go to Artist Page

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