Skip to main content
Browse by:

Effective March 10, 2020, all Duke-sponsored events over 50 people have been cancelled, rescheduled, postponed or virtualized.
Please check with the event contact regarding event status. For more information, please see

Screen/Society--Cine-East--"Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood" [rescheduled from 9/16]

Still from HEART OF SNOW, HEART OF BLOOD, by KIM Soyoung
Icon calendar
Monday, September 17, 2018
Icon time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Icon speaker
Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)
Icon series
Cine-East: East Asian Cinema - S. Korean Films

[**RESCHEDULED SCREENING** - originally scheduled for Sunday, 9/16, but that screening date was canceled due to weather]

(NB: Filmmaker KIM Soyoung is unable to join us for this screening. Her other documentary, "Goodbye My Love North Korea," will no longer be shown at Duke this semester, but may be rescheduled in the future.)

Film Screening:

"Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood"
(Kim Soyoung, 2014, 100 min, South Korea, in Russian, Koryo, and Korean w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)

Migration and mobility often involve the most unusual suspects, as one can see in the documentary films of Kim Soyoung. Her documentary "Heart of Snow, Heart of Blood" tells of the tragic deportations of Soviet ethnic Koreans to Central Asia under Stalin in 1937, their resilience under the harshest of conditions, and their lives today in a world shaped by migration, repatriation, and the desire to simply stay put. In its striking mix of Russian, Koryo and Korean, the film shows the fragile cosmopolitanism of those always branded as second-class citizens - one of the central subjects of the ongoing Open City Project, of which the film is a part.

Co-sponsored by the Duke Korea Forum.

Facebook Event:

Contact: Hank Okazaki