Human Rights Watch's Screening and Discussion of I am Sun Mu
4:30pm: Doors open; Meet & Greet
5:30pm: Film Screening, followed by panel discussion
7:30pm: Reception with drinks and Kogi Food Truck
"A good student who wanted only to serve the Great Leader, Sun Mu has seen the authoritarian society from both sides. The film is evidence of his courage as well as the limits to his hard-won freedom, and sheds a sharp light on the lengths to which tyranny will go in order to maintain its monolithic facade." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter
Since fleeing his native North Korea to defect to the south, the artist Sun Mu has worked under a defiant alias meaning "no boundaries" to criticize the repressive regime of Kim Jong-un. A former propaganda artist, Sun Mu subverts familiar images that once glorified the Supreme Leader into satirical political pop art. Offered an unlikely solo exhibition in China, the anonymous artist prepares his show undercover, risking his freedom and safety to expose the truth through art.
All guests are invited to attend a drinks and food reception with the panelists following the screening and panel discussion.
This event is the Film Club Annual Fundraiser. Proceeds will support the work of Human Rights Watch and its Asia Division, Women's Rights Division and Student Task Force.
Aero Theatre (View)
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|