Staff, 2022-11-06 01:12:23,
In the new independent documentary “Chosen,” director Joseph Juhn, 38, tells the stories of five Korean Americans who ran for Congress in 2020 and the historic results of the elections.
But peel one layer deeper, Juhn told the Korea JoongAng Daily in an interview, and “it’s a story about family, the collective history of Korean Americans and Korean American identity.”
The inspiration for the film came from a book by John Bolton, U.S. National Security Advisor during Trump’s administration.
While reading a chapter about the 2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit, Juhn, as a Korean American himself, was taken aback when he realized that the fate of an entire country can be dictated by the decision of a U.S. politician.
“It made me wonder, what if those positions were occupied by Korean Americans?” he said, “Maybe they might have rendered a more favorable policy toward peace.”
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