Indiana University’s Institute for Korean Studies and IU Cinema presented two film Korean film series from February 1 - 10, 2020. The first, "Recent Coming of Age Films by South Korean Women Directors," featured films from two Korean women directors: Yim Soon-rye and Bora Kim. The two films in this series, Little Forest and House of Hummingbird featured woman protagonists and focused on the transition from girlhood to adulthood. Director Bora Kim was present in Bloomington for the screening of House of Hummingbird.
The second series, "Emerging Korean Storytellers: Bora Kim and KyungMook Kim," showcased young Korean directors: Bora Kim and KyungMook Kim. This series was part of IU Cinema's Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Seris and featured House of Hummingbird and Stateless Things. Both directors participated in the program.
IKS Scholar-in-Residence and prominent film critic and scholar Darcy Paquet introduced each film and moderated Q&A sessions and other programs.
Following the film series at IU, IKS director Seung-kyung Kim accompanied Director Bora Kim and Darcy Paquet to the University of Kentucky and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where House of Hummingbird was also screened. Students, faculty, and community members at these partner institutions were able to meet and interact with the film director.