On October 9, ThiNK hosted the premier screening of the documentary, 9at38 in Sudler Hall, following the Lindenbaum open rehearsal. 9at38, directed by Catherine Lee follows Won Hyung Joon's journey to hold the first-ever joint concert between North and South Korea at the demilitarized zone. Afterwards, Won performed a violin solo followed by a speech discussing his hopes for peace in North Korea.
Following this, Won and Lee provided a Q&A session for the audience. Lee (Ezra Stiles '07) is a filmmaker, international policy researcher, and humanitarian aid worker with experience in 15 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Convinced from her experiences that storytelling and empathy-building are needed for behavior change, Lee began producing independent as well as commissioned documentaries with award-winning teams. Like Won's family, Lee’s was victim to the division of Korea. She makes 9 at 38 for all those in the world who cannot meet or speak with loved ones because of a line in the ground.
This event is co-sponsored by ThiNK (There's Hope in North Korea), Korean American Students at Yale, Korean Graduate Student Association at Yale, the East Rock Institute, and the Asian American Cultural Center.