Accepted Paper:

Korean-Russian-American (working title)  
Toma Peiu (University of Colorado Boulder) Luiza Parvu (Arizona State University)

Paper short abstract:

Korean-Russian-American is a poetic journey across New York and Jersey City in the times of COVID-19, guided by the voices of the Russian-speaking Korean Central Asian diaspora.

Paper long abstract:

Korean-Russian-American is a poetic journey across New York and Jersey City in the times of COVID-19, guided by the voices of the Russian-speaking Korean Central Asian diaspora. Using 16mm footage, soundbites from oral history interviews and soundscapes of labor, transit and community gleaned across the city, this feature film at the boundary of ethnography and speculative fiction pieces together disparate stories of displacement and immigration, and glimpses of life experience to suggest a shared imaginary, based on historical and cultural kinship.

The project will be in late production / early post-production

We will appreciate feedback on editing, narrative progression, association between images, words and soundscapes

Link to sample (DO NOT DISTRIBUTE): https://vimeo.com/721988372/b62ed020bd

Panel W05g
Work-in-Progress
  Session 1 Monday 6 March, 2023, -