Generational differences emerge while a Korean American granddaughter tries to connect with her grandmother over the story of how she escaped from North Korea and survived the Korean War.

A native New Yorker, Amanda Lynn Kim is a filmmaker and animator focused on sharing personal accounts few have yet to hear. After working nationally as a photographer, she graduated from Brooklyn College’s Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema with a master’s degree in Animation and Visual Effects; however, though Amanda’s academic concentration is in these fields, she is interested in all aspects of storytelling and her artistic passions are in a constant state of evolution. Haeju is both her first film and thesis project detailing her grandmother’s life story and their relationship. She is excited to use the visual arts as a toolkit to help educate, entertain, and represent for a greater sense of belonging to all audiences.


2020 NBR Student Grant


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Brooklyn College

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Amanda Lynn Kim